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Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns talks about pain caused by match-fixing trials | Cricket News – Times of India

WELLINGTON: New Zealand cricket great Chris Cairns feels he can talk candidly about the pain of match-fixing allegations brought against him now that he has survived multiple health scares. The former allrounder spoke publicly for the first time on Monday about the court battles to clear his name spanning 2012 to 2015. Interviewed on a podcast hosted by media company NZME, Cairns said the high-profile trials had consumed his life and that he had harboured "anger and animosity" after having his credibility scrutinised and his career effectively shredded -- even though he was never found guilty. The 51-year-old's attitude has changed since suffering a heart attack last August that placed him on life support. He subsequently became paralysed from the waist down after suffering a stroke dur...
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Match fixing attempt being investigated at Lanka Premier League | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: The sports ministry's corruption prevention unit has initiated an investigation into an alleged attempt to fix matches at the recently concluded Lanka Premier League (LPL). Jagath Fonseka, the head of the unit, said a leading national batter has lodged a complaint with them after he was approached for corruption. "He told us that he had been approached by a rich gem businessman's son and a friend of the same man to do so. We have concluded our and forwarded the papers for the Attorney General," Fonseka told reporters. The Prevention of Offenses Relating to the Sports Act, made a law in 2019, provided for the prevention of match fixing, corruption, illegal manipulation and illegal betting in sports and for the appointment of a Special Investigations Unit for investigation of off...
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Brendan Taylor corruption case: $15k, clothes, new phone, cocaine and a compromising video

Taylor not forthrightOn March 31, 2020 Taylor reported an approach from an Indian businessman (Mr S) which happened in November 2019. However, when he first disclosed the approach, Taylor made no mention of him getting a request from the businessman about fixing matches before he accepted $15,000. Taylor did mention that he received the money but first said it was as part of an appearance fee. “In subsequent interviews, however, Mr Taylor changed his story and accepted that while he had initially travelled to India believing that he would be paid an appearance fee of US$15,000, at the end of his trip when the payment was actually made to him, it followed a discussion around corruption and a request for him to be involved in corrupting matches in exchange for payment,” the report said. ...
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Brendan Taylor banned for 3 and a half years for delay in reporting spot-fixing approach: ICC

Brendan Taylor, the former Zimbabwe captain, was on Friday banned for three and a half years by the ICC for failing to report a 2019 spot-fixing approach by an Indian businessman on time.  The 35-year-old was also handed a one-month suspension for failing a dope test. “Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has been banned from all cricket for three and a half years after he accepted breaching four charges of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code and, separately, one charge of the ICC Anti-Doping Code,” the ICC said in a statement released. “Mr Taylor chose to admit the charges under the provisions of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code and agreed a sanction with the ICC in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing. His violation under the ICC Anti-Doping Code, which is separate and independent o...
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Illegal bookies escape punishment

Ravinder Dandiwal, one of the alleged masterminds of the fake Sri Lanka UWA Cricket League which was busted near Mohali, was out on bail 10 days after being arrested in July 2020. Dandiwal was charged under the Indian Penal Code’s (IPC’s) Section 420 that penalises cheating. Over the years, several other Indians have figured in cases of cricket corruption, most like in the recent case involving Zimbabwe cricketer Brendon Taylor, as alleged bookies and match-fixers aimed to corrupt players, but none have received exemplary punishment. The lack of specific sports laws in India has helped those who made approaches to players get away lightly. A year and half later, Dandiwal’s lawyer RS Sarao revisits the case that had scandalised the cricketing world. By holding a cricket league, published...
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Match fixing does not amount to cheating: Karnataka HC

Instances of match fixing unearthed by the Bengaluru crime branch police in 2019 during an investigation of corruption involving cricket players and team managements in the Karnataka Premier League T20 tournament does not amount to cheating the Karnataka high court has ruled while quashing a charge sheet against three players and a team official in the KPL. A single judge of the Karnataka high court Justice Sreenivas Harish Kumar has ordered the quashing of a charge sheet filed against the former Karnataka cricket captain C M Gautam, two players Abrar Kazi and Amit Mavi, and the owner of the Belagavi Panthers team Asfak Ali Thara. The high court has ruled that “match fixing may indicate dishonesty, indiscipline and mental corruption of a player and for this purpose the BCCI is the a...
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Ex-IPL & Ranji player alleges bribery offer to fix matches

A former Indian Premier League and Ranji Trophy player has alleged that he was offered Rs 40 lakh for match-fixing, and a complaint has been filed with Bengaluru Police in this regard. Rajagopal Sathish hails from Tamil Nadu, and apart from his home state, has also appeared for Assam in the premier first-class competition in the country. He has been on the roster of Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. He also played in the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League, and returned to the official fold after general amnesty. The 41-year-old now plays for Chepauk Super Gillies in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) and it is believed Sathish was offered the money to compromise matches in this tournament. Before approaching police, Sathish had also raised the matt...