View Full Version : IPL Match Fixing- 4-5 Players caught on camera for fixing.

May 15, 2012, 01:17 AM

May 15, 2012, 01:42 AM
It's the same channel that said India will bomb Bangladesh before the match. And it's the same channel that said the Voyager 2 has been invaded by aliens! :facepalm:

mar umpire
May 15, 2012, 02:14 AM
Wouldn't be surprised if it was true-alot of things in the IPL appear staged, it's more a theatre production than a cricket league

Watching heads roll in the IPL-priceless

Any guesses as to who the captain is?
I would have said warney but he's no longer there
I reckon it would be a retired captain (assuming though it was)

mar umpire
May 15, 2012, 02:15 AM
What do you mean mayasun, Voyager 2 was invaded by American Aliens

May 15, 2012, 03:19 AM
What do you mean mayasun, Voyager 2 was invaded by American Aliens

Oh sorry, not that story, yeah it was apparently invaded by aliens. But I was talking about this one, http://stupidindiatv.blogspot.in/2008/09/save-your-cows-they-are-coming-help.html

mar umpire
May 15, 2012, 03:29 AM
Oh sorry, not that story, yeah it was apparently invaded by aliens. But I was talking about this one, http://stupidindiatv.blogspot.in/2008/09/save-your-cows-they-are-coming-help.html

Looks like hillarious stuff-wish I could understand hindi-any translations/subtitles available mayasun? I won't need to watch the Chaser or anything with this stuff

May 15, 2012, 04:14 AM
Looks like hillarious stuff-wish I could understand hindi-any translations/subtitles available mayasun? I won't need to watch the Chaser or anything with this stuff

Well couldn't find much, but read this review (http://www.mouthshut.com/review/India-TV-review-oononrntpm). They post senseless stuff without much credibility.

May 15, 2012, 05:28 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>mishra tells reporter he is being paid 1.5 crores- 1.2 in black and 30 lakh in white- as an uncapped player his fee was capped at 30 lakhs</p>&mdash; Gaurav Kalra (@gauravCNNIBN) <a href="https://twitter.com/gauravCNNIBN/status/202342939270193152" data-datetime="2012-05-15T10:21:30+00:00">May 15, 2012</a></blockquote>
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May 15, 2012, 06:53 AM
Woo! This sounds pretty serious....

May 15, 2012, 07:25 AM
What do you mean mayasun, Voyager 2 was invaded by American Aliens

You mean VGER?

May 15, 2012, 07:29 AM
do they fix XI s too ? ;)

May 15, 2012, 08:06 AM
The way team XI are selected specially KKR, PW, i won't be surprised if big names come out associated with bookies.

May 15, 2012, 08:06 AM
IPL council suspends five players (http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/story/564890.html?CMP=chrome)

The IPL governing council has suspended five players named by a sting operation alleging corruption until a committee appointed to investigate the accusations conducts its inquiry. TP Sudhindra (Deccan Chargers), Mohnish Mishra (Pune Warriors), Shalabh Srivastava (Kings XI Punjab), Amit Yadav (Kings XI Punjab) and Bali were the players suspended, according to IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla.

Shukla said Ravi Sawani , the former head of the ICC's anti-corruption and security unit (ACSU), will lead the inquiry committee.

Srivastava, one of the players accused by the sting, said he was not guilty. "I fail to understand whatever is being said about spot-fixing. Also if they [a TV channel) are showing all the video clips, why aren't they showing the clip where I allegedly am demanding Rs. 10 lakh?" he told NDTV. "The voice in that telephonic conversation is not mine. It is very easy to frame anyone with a doctored audio clip."

India TV, a television channel, showed footage of a player bowling a big no-ball in a limited-overs match and played a recording of a phone conversation that it said was of a current IPL player negotiating a fee for bowling a no-ball. It also had at least three players on camera allegedly seeking more lucrative deals - including extra money that would have violated their IPL contracts - with other league franchises through an undercover reporter posing as a sports agent.

More to follow ...

mar umpire
May 16, 2012, 03:56 AM
You mean VGER?

Is it VGER? wasn't sure as hadn't heard the story till mayasun mentioned it
I thought Voyager was the spacecraft that is now in the heliosheath (as in it was just a probe-I was only mucking around-as on most occasions)

May 16, 2012, 04:47 AM
Update on match fixing:


Looks like it's not a rumour anymore....

mar umpire
May 16, 2012, 06:25 PM
loving it-truth will out

May 17, 2012, 10:06 AM
A very nice article from cricinfo regarding match fixing

The IPL's worst-kept secret
This isn't the first time murky player signings in the IPL have come to light
Tariq Engineer
May 16, 2012

India TV's sting alleging corruption in the IPL has again focused the spotlight on the issue of under-the-table payments to domestic Indian players. The television channel recorded at least three players allegedly seeking more lucrative IPL deals - including extra money that would have violated league regulations - with other franchises through an undercover reporter posing as a sports agent. In all, five players were named either asking for more money or offering to spot-fix for a certain sum of money.

While the BCCI moved swiftly to suspend all five players, the issue of under-hand payments and deals is one that has plagued the IPL since its inception.

Ironically, it was the BCCI's own rules - designed to prevent escalating salaries - that lie at the heart of the problem. The board created three categories for uncapped players and set limits on what the players in each category could be paid. Those players who made their first-class debut in the previous two years would be paid Rs 10 lakhs ($22,000) per season; those who did so between two and five years ago would get Rs 20 lakhs ($44,000) and those with more than five years' experience Rs 30 lakhs ($66,000).

Theoretically, that left players free to pick the franchise of their choice because they would be paid the same no matter whom they played for, but that ignored the law of demand and supply. Nine teams need 63 Indian players to take the field. If each player has one back-up, that means teams need 126 Indian players at the minimum. And good Indian domestic players are in short supply. Therefore, far from protecting the players from inducements, the system left them open to bidding wars that could violate the salary cap, especially since some of the more talented players could, in an open auction, command several times the maximum they can under the BCCI's rules.

The first warning sign appeared in 2010, when Ravindra Jadeja was banned for the season because he violated league rules on two counts. First, he did not renew his contract with Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2010, as the rules required him to do, because he wanted to free himself from contractual obligations under the player trading rules. Second, Jadeja met with representatives of Mumbai Indians and sent his contract documents to them for inspection - thereby violating the operational rules by being in contact with another franchise.

Though Jadeja was punished, Mumbai Indians were not. The president of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) and a member of the IPL governing council at the time, Arun Jaitley, who chaired Jadeja's hearing, recommended that Mumbai Indians be warned for "having approached a player who was under an obligation to play for another franchise" and said "a more deterrent line of action should be considered" for future offences of this nature. In his order he warned that, "Leagues such as the IPL will survive only if utmost purity and honesty is maintained. There must be a strict compliance with the rules. Money has value, but in a league like the IPL, loyalty has a greater value."

Following the mega-player auction in January, 2011, Vijay Mallya drew attention to the issue again with what now seems a prescient warning. "I urge all the franchises and the IPL governing council to exercise the utmost vigilance while signing uncapped players," Mallya said minutes after the auction ended. He did so because he was concerned about the BCCI's ability to protect the uncapped players from being the subjects of a bidding war or under-the-table inducements. Mallya was right to worry because, despite the severity of Jadeja's punishment, the problem reappeared a few months later. This time it involved Manish Pandey, one of the most exciting young domestic players and a member of Mallya's Royal Challengers Bangalore. When his contract ran out, Royal Challengers complained to the IPL that the player's agent was involved in discussions with rival teams and demanding more money than the rules allowed. However, the league's governing council could not conclusively ascertain whether Pandey or his agent had committed any violations and he was allowed to sign with Pune Warriors, but was banned for the first four games in 2011.

The issue is not restricted to domestic players either. Earlier this year Royal Challengers managed to retain the services of Chris Gayle, the West Indies opener, for $550,000 ($100,000 less than they paid him the previous season). Given his multiple match-winning innings in 2011 and his availability through IPL 2012, Gayle's auction value probably would have commanded the maximum $2 million contract. His deal with Royal Challengers allowed the franchise to have $1.45 million left over to spend in the auction.

Gayle was also reported, in various media, to have signed a deal to be brand ambassador for Whyte & Mackay whiskey, part of the UB Group which owns the Royal Challengers, which brings to light another factor potentially undermining the IPL's level playing field. The ability to hand out endorsements through cross-branding is one of the advantages some of the big corporate owners, with their multiple commercial interests and entities, have over the other franchises. A Royal Challengers or a Mumbai Indians, owned by the UB Group and Reliance Industries respectively, can supplement a player's playing contract in ways that some of the smaller franchises, such as Kings XI Punjab, cannot. Thus a player, should he be coveted by them, would have an added incentive to sign on the dotted line.

While the board has cracked down on players, it has so far not acted against the franchises. N Srinivasan, the BCCI president, came out in defence of the owners after Monday's sting. "All the franchisees have people of stature behind it," he told a television channel. "It will be wrong to presume they are doing something wrong and then make enquiries. If something comes to light it is different. All the franchisees are reputable people and I have respect for them."

Source: http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2012/content/current/story/565052.html

mar umpire
May 17, 2012, 07:23 PM
What goes around come around
I-Fee-L I feel as always been corrupt