match fixing scandal

Fenerbahce president convicted over match-fixing


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 2 (IANS) A Turkish court has convicted and sentenced Fenerbahce sports club president Aziz Yildirim to 75 months in prison on match-fixing charges.The court Monday also convicted several ... Read more...

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Salman Butt released from British prison


June 21st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt was released Thursday from a Canterbury prison and deported to Pakistan after serving just seven months of his 30-month sentence for ... Read more...

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Fabregas grabs 1-1 draw for Spain against Italy


June 11th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Gdansk (Poland), June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two goals in three minutes saw Spain and Italy share the points in their Euro 2012 opener here Sunday.Antonio Di Natale broke the ... Read more...

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Spain always play the same way: Italy coach


June 10th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Gdansk (Poland), June 9 (IANS/RIANovosti) Italy coach Cesare Prandelli Saturday said he expects no tactical surprises when his team face Spain in their first match at Euro 2012, but that does ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Police raid casts shadow on Italian team’s fate


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 3 (IANS) Days away from the Euro 2012 opener, a police raid on Italy's pre-tournament training camp has cast a shadow on the team's fate.Well-known defender Domenico ... Read more...

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Italy captain Buffon probed for illegal gambling


June 1st, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, June 1 (IANS) Italy football captain and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was interrogated by Turin tax police for his alleged involvement in illegal gambling.Buffon was grilled Thursday but the ... Read more...

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New match-fixing scandal hits Italy


May 10th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 10 (IANS) A total of 22 clubs and 61 individuals have been placed under investigation in the newest scandal to hit Italian football.The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced ... Read more...

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FIFA imposes ban on Zambian players


May 4th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka, May 4 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has extended a two-year suspension for nine Zambian football players implicated in a match fixing scandal last year in Finland to ... Read more...

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Turkish club’s chairman arrested for fraud


April 5th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, April 5 (IANS) A Turkish court Thursday ordered the arrest of 15 officials from the football club Gaziantepspor, including the club's chairman, on charges of fraud.The 15 people were ... Read more...

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Serie A defender arrested over match-fixing suspicion


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 3 (IANS) Defender Andrea Masiello of Italian Serie A football club Atalanta has been arrested for alleged involvement in a match-fixing scandal.In addition to Masiello, who was a ... Read more...

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South Africans deceived into match-fixing scandal: FIFA


March 6th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 6 (IANS) A FIFA investigation has found that South Africa was duped into match-fixing in the warm-up games leading to the 2010 World Cup.The South Africans were ... Read more...

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Hungarian football club director commits suicide


March 3rd, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, March 3 (IANS) Robert Kutasi, 48-year-old director of Hungarian football club REAC, has committed suicide, the club said.The club, which is based in Budapest and plays in the second ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe’s former soccer chief held for match-fixing scandal


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Feb 3 (IANS) Henrietta Rushwaya, former chief executive of Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA), was reportedly arrested on charges of corruption, bribery and match-fixing.The country's state television said she was ... Read more...

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Seventeen held for football match-fixing


December 20th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 20 (IANS/AKI) Five soccer players were among 17 people arrested in Italy Monday suspicion of participation in an international match-fixing ring based in Singapore.Cristiano Doni, the Atalanta captain ... Read more...

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South Africa to honour cricket legend Hansie Cronje


May 19th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 19 (IANS) South Africa will posthumously honour former national cricket captain Hansie Cronje, nine years after his death in a plane crash.Cronje will be posthumously honoured with the ... Read more...

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Hashan should work with ACSU and board to find match-fixing culprits: Sangakkara


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 2 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has said Hashan Tillakaratne should work closely with International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti- Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) and ... Read more...

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Latif backs Tillakaratne’s ‘match-fixing charge against Lankans since 1992′ claims


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 2(ANI): Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has backed Hashan Tillakaratne after former Sri Lankan skipper came under fire for claiming that Sri Lanka has been involved in match-fixing for almost ... Read more...

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Latif backs Tillakaratne on match-fixing claims


May 1st, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 1 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket captain Rashid Latif has backed Hashan Tillakaratne after the ex-Sri Lanka skipper came under fire for claiming that Sri Lanka have been involved ... Read more...

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Marseille boss Deschamps reveals why he turned Liverpool coaching offer down


February 21st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.21 (ANI): Marseille boss Didier Deschamps has revealed that while he was immensely flattered to get an offer to be the coach of Liverpool, he had to turn it down because ... Read more...

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Smith set for a last hurrah at World Cup


February 10th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) For South Africa, the ICC World Cup has been a saga of horror and near-misses since their debut in 1992, a year after their re-admission into mainstream sport ... Read more...

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Pakistan team united like the 1992 WC winning side: Intikhab


January 20th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistan's cricket officials believe that the match-fixing scandal in which some of their players were involved has brought the team together ahead of the World Cup in February.Intikhab ... Read more...

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PCB selecting only “blue-eyed players” in national squad, overlooking the rest: report


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 3 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is indulging in favouritism in the national team's selection, by including its "blue-eyed players" in the squads and showing the door to the ... Read more...

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“No plan to change PCB boss as Butt doing ‘pretty good job’”: Zardari


November 9th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 9 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has refused to sack Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt, saying that there is no need to change the board official."I ... Read more...

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PCB boss Butt has dragged Pak cricket further down: Richard Pybus


November 7th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 7 (ANI): Former Pakistan cricket coach Richard Pybus has slammed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt for dragging the nation 'down further' instead of 'acting swiftly' to protect its ... Read more...

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Gibbs stands by his controversial autobiography


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 2 (IANS) South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs has said he stands by his controversial autobiography that has ripped open a horrific tale of drinking, drugs and sexual intimacy during his ... Read more...

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Pakistan can improve World Cup chances, says Afridi


October 19th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, Oct 19 (IANS) Skipper Shahid Afridi wants Pakistan to put its preparations for World Cup 2011 back on track by winning the forthcoming one-day series against South Africa in ... Read more...

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Veena reveals all about Asif in Bigg Boss house


October 7th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 7, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The great ‘tamasha’ of Bigg Boss 4 has just started and Pakistani actress Veena Malik, too, voiced out her side of the story to add more ... Read more...

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Pak NA body slams PCB boss Butt over failure to tackle scams engulfing team


October 7th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 7 (ANI): The Pakistan National Assembly Standing Committee has blasted Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt over his slackness and failure to tackle the alleged spot-fixing scam involving ... Read more...

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‘Cricket world reeling from storm of allegations and rumours’: PCB boss Butt


October 7th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 7 (ANI): After returning to Pakistan following his bridge-building England trip, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt has issued a statement saying that the cricket world 'is reeling from ... Read more...

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Pak Test fixer Majeed’s pal commits suicide over losses following spot-fixing scandal


October 4th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): The chairman of a football club caught up in the Pakistan match-fixing scandal, David Le Cluse, who was also a friend of Pakistan Test fixer Mazhar Majeed, has ... Read more...

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Brit snooker star O’Sullivan petrified of missing cues over match-fixing backlash


September 24th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24(ANI): British snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan has admitted that he is terrified of being falsely accused of match-fixing after missing 'some easy balls'.O'Sullivan beat Jimmy White 3-1 on Thursday to ... Read more...

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Two gambling giants behind match-fixing scandal: Aamir Sohail


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail has said the recent 'match-fixing' scandal involving the Pakistan team is a result of a 'battle between gambling giants'. "It's a battle between two ... Read more...

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Asif’s ex-girlfriend says got death threats after speaking out on match-fixing


September 21st, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep 21(ANI): The former girlfriend of Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, actress Veena Malik, has said that she has received death threats after speaking out about the match-fixing scandal.Veena revealed that ... Read more...

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Former PCB chief claims all cricket-playing nations involved in match-fixing


September 21st, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sept 21 (ANI): In the wake of the spot-fixing scandal rocking Pakistan, former chief of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)- Arif Abbasi- has claimed that all cricket-playing nations are somehow involved in ... Read more...

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PETA tells Pak ’spot fixers’ to fix “balls” of dogs, cats instead to generate goodwill!


September 15th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 15 (ANI): The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has offered the Pakistani cricketers implicated in spot-fixing scandal a chance of generating public goodwill by starring in an advertisement that would ... Read more...

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