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Would you know a bookie if you saw one?
Cricketers are blamed for suspicious approaches, but can these shady men be spotted easily? Our quiz tests and educates at the same time
You're playing for your club and during the break a man approaches you about a "business proposition", you will:
Ring up the ICC to inform of an approach from a "suspicious-looking person"
Have him offed
Ask him to speak loudly and clearly (while you switch the tape recorder in your pocket on)
Wonder what took advertisers so long to notice your talent
While watching an ODI in the stadium, you spot a person using a cellphone, a pair of binoculars and a calculator at the same time. What do you do?
Scream out "this match is fixed" and sit back and watch the stadium empty out
Marvel at people who can multi-task
Take his photo, stick copies of it all over the stadium with the tag "Most Wanted" below
Follow him out of the ground armed with a pair of binoculars of your own
If an unknown person meets you at a betting agency and offers much better odds on a "guaranteed result", you will:
Ask him to give you a moment to break into your life-savings
Offer him back some guaranteed odds
Ask him to meet you in your hotel room so that you have time to prepare for the meeting
Tell him you're with the intelligence agencies and that he shouldn't try anything because he's being watched
If you see a cricketer getting a wad of cash from an unidentified person, you will:
Be shocked. Are cricketers really so underpaid that they need loans?
Take a photo
Offer the player more money to disregard the deal with the other guy
What will you do if you overhear a conversation about fixing a match?
Place a bet on the match as per their conversation
Join in, ask for a slice of the pie, and wait for the showdown
Ask the people concerned to move away because you don't want to know the result before you watch it
Find out which one, approach the players involved in the match and tell them all bets are off so they needn't bother to under-perform
What's the difference between a player agent and a bookie?
One cares about the player's image, the other about his performance
Bookie? The preferred term is Leisure-Based Speculation Industry Operative
Who cares? They're all probably up to their necks in it
Nothing at all! They are all crooked. Players should be paid in sunshine and rainbows from now on
You have friends over to watch a cricket match and you realise one of them has a running camera concealed in his bag, you will:
Wonder what he's doing with your bag
Give your best pose
Be very excited because obviously you're part of a sting operation and someone in the room is about to go down
If your friend confessed to you that he fixes matches for a living, what would you do?
Ask what sort of turnover he gets working in the matrimony industry
Stop having friends altogether. My dog's the only one I can count on
Tell him he needs help. Which you can provide
Go through a moral dilemma, but also wonder how god has made life so easy for you
If you were suspected to be a bookie, and asked to take a lie-detector test, what would you do?
Take it, but only if it's broadcast live on TV
Refuse and declare it's a conspiracy to defraud cricket fans
Take it, but also insist that every player and administrator must take it too
If you see a leather jacket in a shop window, you:
Think of cricketers who'll look good in it
Buy it and charge it to the company account as a justifiable expense
Wonder if it's on sale
Rail about how it's a symbol of corruption in cricket
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