Pakistan Cricket Players Accused of Betting Scam

Monday, August 30, 2010

It could have the cultural gravity of Pete Rose or the Chicago White Sox, if allegations that three players on Pakistan's national cricket team are involved in a betting scam. The sport is that country's national past time, and so popular that award-winning journalist Mihir Bose says anything that happens to the team "affects the soul of the nation." Betts on the game — investigated by detectives of Scotland Yard — were part of a larger "spot fixing" scheme, which places money on specific outcomes of plays, rather than the game as a whole.


Mihir Bose

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Ronit from New York

Listened to this piece this morning. The interview was awkward, and totally managed to miss the details of what happened. It wasn't that the players were betting on the game, but that the players are alleged to have taken money from bookmakers to alter their actions in the game, thereby compromising the integrity of the whole thing.

Aug. 30 2010 01:23 PM

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