January 13, 2012

Fixing

The Mervyn Westfield story

Nitin Sundar

Mervyn Westfield's conviction is an important breakthrough in the fight against cricket corruption, writes Nick Hoult in the Telegraph. He also notes how easily the wrong-doings could have slipped through unnoticed.

Westfield's crimes would probably have remained undetected if it had not been for his inability to keep his secret quiet. There was no fake Sheikh or £150,000 tabloid sting in this case. Westfield confided in a team-mate, who followed anti-corruption guidelines issued to all cricketers in England and reported the matter to the management at Essex.

Nitin Sundar is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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