11 Oct 2011

Agent claims Aussie players biggest match fixers

7:29 am on 11 October 2011

A cricket agent accused of taking bribes to fix matches has pointed the finger at Australian players as the "the biggest" when it came to rigging games.

A London court has heard that agent Mazhar Majeed told an undercover journalist that Australian cricketers and Pakistan stars were involved in betting scams .

Majeed alleged that Australian players would fix as many as 10 "brackets" in a match, set periods of a match on which punters bet, for example, on how many runs will be scored.

Prosecutors allege that Majeed conspired with Pakistan's former Test captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir to fix parts of the Lord's Test between England and Pakistan in August last year.