Thursday, September 23, 2010

To fix or not to fix

Today's edition of The News carries this interesting news item. The item is based on a correspondent's conversation with former Pakistan test cricketer, Aamir Sohail. Aamir Sohail has done a really thorough and interesting analysis of the issue.
Aamir's analysis has strengthened my hunch that the Pakistani team is unfairly caught in a mess they did not create. According to Aamir, the whole thing is based on a war between legal and illegal bookies. He says that the former are pissed off that the latter are scooping up lots of their profits. The legal bookies, he mentions, pay taxes and sponsor cricketing events and are not happy at losing millions of Pounds (Sterlings, not in body weight).

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