12 Mar 2012

Indian bookies at centre of match fixing allegations

7:00 am on 12 March 2012

Indian bookmakers, with the help of a Bollywood actress, are at the centre of new allegations of match-fixing in cricket.

In a front page article, the London Sunday Times claims match fixing in English County Championship matches, and that tens of thousands of pounds were being offered to players to throw part of all of international matches, including last year's World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan.

The paper quoted one Delhi bookmaker boasting that English county cricket was a "good new market" as it involved "low-profile matches and nobody monitors them, and good money can be made there without any hassle".