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New Evidence on Fixing of India-Pakistan World Cup Game

Times of India:

Cricket again came under a cloud as the Sunday Times, London, carried out a sting operation on a Delhi-based bookie who claimed last year’s World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan at Mohali was rigged.

The man, identified as Vicky Seth and described as “one of Delhi’s most influential bookmakers”, made a slew of “revelations” during a drinking session with an undercover Sunday Times reporter, who videotaped the conversation. The reporter had in 2010 exposed three Pakistani cricketers, who were later convicted, for indulging in “spot-fixing” in the News of the World newspaper.

India had won the semifinal match in which the number of catches dropped by the Pakistan team had become a talking point. However, the International Cricket Council denied to TOI that it was launching an inquiry into these claims although it could not be ruled out that there was an ongoing probe into some of the issues raised by the bookie.

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