May 25, 2014

Match-fixing

Cricket's leaders should share blame for mess

In the Herald on Sunday, Paul Lewis writes that the ECB, ICC and the BCCI have hardly covered themselves in glory in trying to eliminate the evils of fixing and corruption. The Stanford controversy is a case in point and the BCCI too hasn't been fast enough in tackling the problem of fixing in T20s. Much would depend on the 2015 World Cup to set a fine example.

So the World Cup, contested in two countries populated mostly by hard-nosed players for whom a world title is more than just an opportunity for graft (of the palm-greasing variety) may not only re-assert the virtues of the 50-over game, but it may also help save cricket. There will be millions watching for any sign of a rogue no-ball, coloured bat handles and surprising errors in the field.

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