Thursday, 27 February 2003

I can't believe the ICC are questioning the validity of Kenya's World Cup win over Sri Lanka, yet nobody has said anything about that highly suspicious extra-fest in the India/Holland game earlier in the tournament.

If they still think that match fixing starts and ends at game results after all these years (and the Hansie Cronje debacle) then they're bigger morons than the awarding of co-host duties to Zimbabwe would suggest. The advent of spread betting means that you can win or lose money on almost any aspect of the match - and extras are one of the most popular bets on the subcontinent. I stand by my slanderous assertion that there was definately a fix on extras during the Dutch innings of the earlier game. I assume it was done then because they thought the minimum of people would be watching.

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