Four matches played by Pakistan against England, South Africa had elements of fixing, new revelations made

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Four matches played by Pakistan against England, South Africa had elements of fixing, new revelations made

DOHA – Four matches played by Pakistan against Engalnd and South Africa in 2012 were allegedly fixed or spot fixed, new revelations have been made.

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

According to the Al-Jazeera TV, It appears to involve two dozen fixes in 15 international matches.

The evidence, from 2011 and 2012, points to a small group of England players allegedly carrying out spot-fixes in seven matches; Australia players in five matches; Pakistan players in three, with players from other teams carrying out spot-fixes in one match. In some cases, both teams appear to have delivered a fix.

Spot-fixes affect just a small part of the game and do not determine the overall result.

Al Jazeera has obtained purported recordings of a match-fixer calling in the fixes to a notorious Indian bookmaker linked to the organised crime. He is unaware that the recordings were leaked.

The matches in which fixes were allegedly carried out include England versus India at Lord’s Cricket Ground, South Africa versus Australia in Cape Town and several matches during England’s series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).