Spot-fixing is again in news and that too in the prestigious ongoing Ashes series between Australia and England. British newspaper THE SUN reporters already made it clear that they during their investigation it was clear that spot-fixing is possible in cricket prestigious tournament ‘Ashes.’ Australia currently leading the 5 match Ashes series by 2-0 and the third test is going in the Perth.
Now undercover reporter of The Sun newspaper claimed that two Indian bookmakers offered to sell the details of the rigged periods of play in the on-going third test in Perth and which could be bet on to win huge sums. A video of this conversation is also released by the newspaper.
One of these two bookmakers, Sobers Joban, is a former cricketer who played for Delhi and Himachal at the junior level and his father Baljit Singh runs the Lal Bahadur Shastri Coaching Centre in Vikaspuri.
Sobers Joban and Priyank Saxena, the two Indian bookmakers, claimed that spot-fixing could be done for £140,000 in sessions of the third Ashes Test which is underway in Perth.
Sobers Joban, an ex-junior level cricketer, also claimed that the IPL and the Big Bash could also be manipulated. Joban also claimed that a former test cricketer also involves in spot-fixing and he was paid to bowl a wide in a T20 game to manipulate the run-rate and for this, he had been paid £175,000.
In the video, Joban also has seen to said that he has contacts with certain cricketers from Australia, Pakistan and South Africa.
He also told about the signals that cricketers give before the fixing in the game.
“Bowling with full (sleeve) T-shirt is a signal, bowling (about to bowl) and stop is a signal,” Joban can be heard in the sting video.