NZ's biggest sporting scandal: Evidence reveals fixing spectre casts a long shadow
It is often assumed the spectre of spot- and match-fixing is confined to the Indian subcontinent, but there is plenty of evidence to the contrary.
In March last year, Britain's Sunday Times
published a story about match-fixing and said two New Zealanders, whose names the paper claimed to know but chose not to print, were offered to bookmakers as players who could help manipulate games.
New Zealand Cricket said the allegations were not credible.
"We are not interested in unsubstantiated rumour or speculation," said NZC chief executive David White at the time. "The integrity and reputation of the game is paramount and NZC has absolute confidence that our players share these ideals."
Recent cricket is littered with tales of money changing hands between bookmakers and players.