Match-fixing and Cricket's Big Boys!

Even as the Supreme Court probes allegations of match-fixing and betting in the Indian Premier League, revelations by Kiwi star Brendon McCullum indicate how money has the power to corrupt the gentleman's game.

updated: May 23, 2014 17:33 IST
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The year 2013 was a shameful yet incredible year for international cricket. Shameful because of the revelations of spot-fixing and betting cornering some renowned names in the sport. And incredible because it showed the world that even heroes can be guilty of falling prey to the 'charm of hardcore cash.' Even more incredibly however, it was not the year that cricket - or Indian Premier League in particular - stooped to a new low. Not! (Related: Gavaskar says two IPL players approached by bookies this year)

If latest revelations by Kiwi cricketer Brendon McCullum are to be believed, unforgivable violations in this pious sport - and in IPL format - have existed for years! And the skeletons are tumbling out of the cupboard. (Also read: McCullum vows to cooperate with ICC investigators)

McCullum - one of the greatest exponents of contemporary cricket - recently revealed to International Cricket Council officials that he was approached to underperform in several matches including those held as part of the inaugural IPL in 2008. He was offered a business opportunity, reported UK's Daily Mail.

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