In India, cricket is the beloved national sport, carrying the passionate support and expectations of more than a billion people. But it appears cricket may be losing its shine.

Public anger has ignited over a scandal involving politicians raking in millions from the game with a new tournament, the Indian Premier League, hit by allegations of corruption, money-laundering, tax evasion and links to India's criminal underworld.

Illegal betting is also flourishing in India with alleged links to match-fixing and three Pakistan cricketers recently convicted for spot-fixing.

101 East investigates the world of corruption and illegal bookies in Indian cricket.
 
This 101 East episode can be seen from Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the following times GMT: Thursday: 2230; Friday: 0930; Saturday: 0330; Sunday: 1630.

Source: Al Jazeera