Media report says some 2011 ICC World Cup matches may have been 'fixed'

According to a media report, the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, in a confidential note, has revealed how players are approached and trapped by bookies.

updated: April 02, 2014 16:09 IST
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In a startling revelation, a media report has brought to light a confidential report filed by the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit indicating that some matches of the 2011 World Cup played in the sub-continent may have been 'fixed.'

A report in the UK's Daily Mail website says that the ACSU submitted a confidential report indicating that a few 2011 World Cup matches may been fixed. India, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, won the tournament defeating Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on April 2. (Note: Adjoining image is from the pre-World Cup final and is for representational purpose only)

Informed sources tell that the ACSU did make a regular presentation to the ICC in January 2012. The presentation was for "internal purposes" and not discussed at the ICC Executive Board's level. The ICC usually refrains from commenting on ACSU's activities. It also has a zero-tolerance on illegal activities like fixing and betting.

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