Spot fixing: England, Aussie players uncovered in Al Jazeera probe

Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has uncovered evidence of corruption at the highest levels of international cricket.

Al-Jazeera found evidence in 26 spot fixing scams in 15 international matches. England players ‘batted to order’ in seven of them, Australia doing so in five and Pakistan three.

The matches involving England include the 2011 Lord’s Test against India and all three Tests of the 2012 series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. In limited-overs cricket there are games against Bangladesh, South Africa and the Netherlands during the 2011 World Cup, as well as versus Afghanistan in the 2012 World T20.

It is the second time Australia has been identified in Al Jazeera’s Munawar Tapes investigation into cricket match fixing. The matches include the 2011 Test match between Australia and South Africa in Cape Town and the 2011 2nd Test between Australia and New Zealand in Hobart.

The full list of the 15 matches under the microscope are: 
1. Australia v England, ODI, January 21st, 2011.
2. Australia v Zimbabwe, ODI World Cup, February 21st 2011.
3. England v Netherlands, ODI World Cup, February 22nd, 2011.
4. Australia v Kenya, ODI World Cup, March 3rd, 2011.
5. England v South Africa, ODI World Cup, June 3rd 2011.
6. England v Bangladesh, ODI World Cup, March 3rd, 2011.
7. England v India, Test, July 21st-25th, 2011.
8. South Africa v Australia, Test, November 9th-11th, 2011.
9. Australia v New Zealand, Test, December 9th-12th, 2011.
10. England v Pakistan, Test, January 17th-19th, 2012.
11. England v Pakistan, Test, January 25th-28th, 2012.
12. England v Pakistan, Test, February 3rd-6th, 2012.
13. Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, T20I World Cup, September 18th, 2012.
14. England v Afghanistan, T20I World Cup, September 21st, 2009.
15. South Africa v Pakistan, T20I World Cup, September 28th, 2012.

Oct 2018.

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