Friday, November 23, 2012

Spot-fixing rife but proof No: Said Modi

Mumbai: Former I P L (Indian Premier League) chairman, Lalit Modi, has claimed spot-fixing is rife in the game but the authorities are helpless in ruling proof to bring the guilty to book. 

In the book 'Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Cricket Underworld by Ed Hawkins, Modi has said that during his IPL tenure, his life was in danger by the underworld for refusing to fix IPL matches. 

Spot-fixing is rife in the game. And I'm talking internationally. It's a Pandora's Box. It's staring you directly in the face, but difficult to prove. Almost impossible to prove, he is quoted as saying in the book, according to a release by the publish house PR agency.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Adam Gilchrist to play in IPL -6 Season

New Delhi: Australian cricket legend Adam Gilchrist on Friday confirmed he will be participating in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.

At the end of IPL-5, Gilchrist had said that the final game for the Kings XI Punjab would be his last in the Twenty20 tournament. 

But on Tuesday, Gilchrist was among the 19 players whom Kings XI retained for the next season.

Gilchrist said he would honour the decision made the franchise. 

Franchises made the decision to keep me on the team list. Yes, I had earlier said that I had played my last game but I think I'm fit enough to have another go, he said during a promotional event for the University of Wollongong.

Indications are I will be playing in the IPL 6. Guilchrist's announcement of calling time on his IPL career had left even the franchise stunned. He said his decision was spurred by the injury that forced him to miss a large part of IPL 5.

Gilchrist is one of the seven internationals who have been retained by Punjab. Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood, now a British citizen, Australians David Hussey, Ryan Harris, Shaun Marsh, South African David Miller, and Englishman Dimitri Mascarenhas are the others.
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