Match-fixing is more widespread than what the public thinks: Ian Chappell

Chappell said the Pakistan-Australia Test match at Sydney in 2010, which was investigated and later cleared by the ICC, could have been fixed.

updated: July 05, 2013 16:05 IST
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London: Convinced that match-fixing is much more widespread than what is already in public domain, former Australian captain Ian Chappell says he uses his commentary to drop subtle hints of wrongdoing whenever he suspects anything fishy during a match.

Chappell, who captained an Australia team described as one of the best in history, said he had altered his cricket commentary in the past to hint at any "dodgy" practice during games.

"I don't want people to look back at me and say, 'Well, he was hot on fixing but he didn't do anything about it'," Chappell told 'The Guardian'.

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