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Corruption in cricket
How can the International Cricket Council protect the integrity of the game?
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2010 16:44 GMT

Cricket appears to be losing its reputation as a "gentleman's game" with another corruption scandal, this time involving members of the Pakistani cricket team touring the UK. 

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Pakistani test team captain Salman Butt, fast-bowlers Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Amir for allegedly taking bribes from bookmakers during last month's test match against the UK in London.

They are accused of delivering no-balls at pre-determined times to increase profits for betting syndicates.

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A British newspaper broke the story after secretly filming a London-based businessman accurately predicting when those no-balls would be bowled.

On Wednesday's Riz Khan we ask: Are gambling syndicates becoming increasingly influential and how can the ICC protect the integrity of the game?

Discussing the issues will be retired Pakistani cricket superstar Imran Khan and former England test cricketer Chris Cowdrey.

This episode of Riz Khan aired from Wednesday, September 8, 2010.

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