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28 April 2017 06:27 (South Africa)

Pakistan accuses England of throwing match

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Pakistan have been in hot water for match fixing during their English tour, but now Pakistan cricket chief Ijaz Butt has turned the tables, accusing the English cricket team of throwing Friday's one-day international. "There is loud and clear talk in bookie circle that some English players were paid enormous amounts of money to lose the (Oval) match," Butt told an Indian news channel. He'll have to come up with more compelling evidence, if he wants his accusations to be taken seriously, rather than be seen as an attempt to deflect attention from his own team's alleged match-fixing tendencies. Read more: Sapa, via Sport24

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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