Has the betting-fixing scandal that has rocked the domestic T20 league prised open N Srinivasan’s iron grip on the Board of Control for Cricket in India? Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
An alleged cricket bookie was nabbed from the international airport in Hyderabad by a Delhi Police team in the early hours today.
India should legalise betting to stamp out corruption in cricket, says former England captain Geoffrey Boycott who feels the menace of fixing emerges more frequently in the Asian countries.
A Mumbai court on Friday extended the police custody of Bollywood actor Vindoo Randhawa, arrested for alleged links with T20 betting syndicates, till May 28.
Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid says dealing with the turmoil caused by the spot-fixing scandal, which has left his team's reputation in tatters, has turned out to be as tough as handling 'bereavement in some ways'.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today registered a money laundering case in the T20 spot-fixing scandal to probe on the basis of the FIR registered by the Delhi police. HT reports.
The domestic T20 league, Indian sport's billion-dollar dream, is fast losing its fizz in the wake of a massive spot-fixing scandal that has engulfed team owners, players, umpires and bookies alike. Gaurav Choudhury
Sarfaraz Nawaz, who captained Rauf for close to 10 years for Railways and Lahore, feels Rauf is a victim of greed. Sai Mohan
Describing the T20 spot-fixing scandal as unfortunate, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia said betting should be legalised in the country to stop corruption in cricket.
Australian opener David Warner said today he regretted not keeping a lid on his outrage but maintained he had to defend himself after his image was used in a report condemning the T20 League.
Fixing is so rife in the domestic T20 league that players on opposing sides in one match were on different bookies’ payrolls, a high-level police source said. Pradeep Magazine
reports. Police stay tuned as no respite to betting
When the first ICC Champions Trophy was played 13 seasons ago, the Men in Blue were grappling with the fixing menace. On the eve of the last edition, set to begin within a week in England, Indian cricket is again mired in the same controversy.