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Controversial 6UP mobile game back in Champions Trophy
New Delhi, September 26, 2009
First Published: 19:08 IST(26/9/2009)
Last Updated: 19:11 IST(26/9/2009)

The 6UP runs-per-over sms game, which created a furore during the Indian Premier League-II earlier this year, was on Saturday re-launched at the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa.

The game, in which mobile users anywhere in India can participate by predicting the outcome of all the six deliveries of an over, commences during the high-octane encounter between India and Pakistan in Centurion on Saturday, stated a release from iPlayup, the company which operates the game.

The SMS game, which evoked strong criticism for allegedly promoting gambling among spectators, was withdrawn from IPL-II after Union Sports Minister MS Gill and former cricketers denounced it.

Meanwhile, former Australia skipper Steve Waugh came out in support of the mobile game.

"6UP is going to add something for the spectator watching the game. It's interactive, it's fun and it's about playing against someone else and testing your skill," Waugh said.

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