Posts Tagged "match fixing in sports"

In an hour-long press conference, alleged match-fixer Eddie Hayson made the explosive claim that Kieran Foran would not be alive if he wasn’t “in his life this year.”

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Supercoach Wayne Bennett fears the NRL is vulnerable to spot-fixing by “lone wolf” players.

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Are tennis players cheats? An expose by BuzzFeed and the BBC would have us believe so.

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Cricket, football tennis are some of Australia’s favourite sports. They are now also some of our most tarnished. It is time we realised that our sporting culture is under a real and imminent threat from match fixing, and we need to be proactive.

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This week we have seen the Essendon Football Club and the Australian Anti-Sports Doping Authority (ASADA) in court, 18 months after the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) released its findings following the conclusion of Project APERIO.

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Former Black Caps batsman Lou Vincent says match-fixing charges against him show he hasn’t negotiated a plea bargain with anti-corruption officials.

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The A-League is not immune to the issues raised by the Australian Crime Commission two days ago. But rather than drug use, it is the scourge of match-fixing that football in Australia is most susceptible to.

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With the NRL All-Stars match about to take place and the NAB Cup on the footy agenda, it sadly means that summer is coming to a close.

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Like ‘hero’, the word ‘tragedy’ is thrown around all too easily in modern sportswriting. But if, as seems likely, the damning allegations against several Pakistan cricketers prove to be true, it will be a genuine tragedy for their nation and the sport as a whole.

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Cricket and gambling have had an uneasy relationship almost for as long as the game has been played.

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Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt and two of the country’s star strike bowlers were grilled by British detectives probing an alleged betting scam on Sunday in a scandal which has rocked the sport.

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Pakistan cricket fell back into turmoil and it seems that the latest saga is the most serious they have faced for some time. Allegations of spot fixing, which is to do with betting on smaller aspects of matches have surfaced.

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Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal wants an unconditional apology from his former national team bosses for accusing him of match-fixing during this year’s winless tour of Australia.

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Tennis luminary John McEnroe has criticised the handling of match-fixing claims in the professional game, saying the suspension of Russia’s Ekaterina Bychkova does not make sense.

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