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‘Indian offered Majeed $1.2mn to ask Pakistan to lose Test’

cricket Updated: Oct 12, 2011 09:22 IST
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A mysterious Indian contact offered Pakistan cricket agent Mazhar Majeed $1.2 million (Rs 6 cr) to arrange for Pakistan to throw a Test match against England, a court in London heard on Tuesday.

Majeed, 36, was secretly recorded by undercover reporter of the now defunct The News of the World, Mazher Mahmood, discussing to lose last summer's game at the Oval with a shadowy contact in India, London's Southwark Crown Court was told.

Majeed called his Indian contact on the morning of August 21 last year, the final day of the Oval Test, in the presence of Mahmood, the Daily Mail reported. He allegedly claimed it was "not a problem" to fix the match result and referred to the number of players working with him, saying: "Boss, you know how many I've got, you know that they do it."

Besides, the court was told, that Pakistan were ready to throw one-day internationals and Twenty20s to undermine then-captain Shahid Afridi.