Most bookies are Indians: ICC official

The governing body of cricket, International Cricket Council revealed most of the corrupted bookies are turned out to be Indians.

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Quoted as from a top ICC official, it said, in the course of investigations, it is found out that corrupted bookmakers are mostly come from India.

“In Sri Lanka it was both local and Indian corruptors.

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In most other parts of the world it is mostly corrupt Indian bookies,” ICC Anti-Corruption Unit GM Alex Marshall told ESPNCricinfo.

As per the revelations, Indian bookies are at the center of two thousand match fixing scandals that shook the game.

“During the briefing (to England and Sri Lanka players), we showed names and pictures of active corruptors in cricket who were trying to get at players both in Sri Lanka and at tournaments elsewhere in the world,” Marshall said.

He is currently involved with investigating fixing scandals in Sri Lanka. To much horror for the island nation cricket, legendary Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has also been charged with non-coperation with ICC during the investigation.

He said, “So we have openly shared the current information of active corruptors, we have shown their pictures, given their names and details. This way we felt the players are better informed. The exercise has already lead to new information coming forward from the teams.”

Marshall also said that at least 12 to 20 active bookies are currently under monitoring with a suspicious number of six persons, who the cricketers should be conscious.

“We showed them six. The pictures shown were all men, but there are a couple of women, too, involved in the whole picture,” added Marshall.



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