Karachi: Pakistan former captain Rashid Latif has criticised the 2011 World Cup format and believes the International Cricket Council itself has opened the window for spot-fixing in the tournament.
"What sort of format or formation have they applied in such a big event? It is obvious that the real competition will only start from the quarter final stage. This means it encourages bookmakers to try to corrupt players to indulge in white collar spot-fixing crime in the group matches," Latif told PTI.
He pointed out that as far as the present formation of teams was concerned, it was obvious that the top eight test playing nations would make the quarter finals from the two groups.