bookmaker Approached Australian Ashes Player
A suspected illegal bookmaker is
accused of approaching an Australian Ashes player
after the second Test at Lord's, according to
Jamie Pandaram reporting for The Brisbane Times.
The matter is now under investigation by the ICC
after Australia's team manager Steve Bernard filed
alleged bookie sought out the unnamed player in
the bar of the team's London hotel, the Royal
Kensington Garden, following Australia's Ashes
defeat at Lord's last month, the Times reports.
emergence of high-profile Twenty20 tournaments,
the IPL and ICL, has fuelled speculation the illegal
bookmakers have returned to glean information
from cricketers as they did in the 1980s and '90s
when a string of notorious cases gained publicity.
late South African captain Hansie Cronje was among
a list of high-profile players found guilty of
match fixing, but no international has been reported
July, the ICC held meetings to discuss the potential
threat bookmakers posed to the Twenty20 format
of the game, and it is believed some illegal bookies
approached players during this year's Twenty20
Tingle of Mediaman: "The ongoing trend of
untoward activities occurring in and around the
Australian sports betting world. Player approaches
by illegal bookmakers, illegal sports betting
pyramid ponzi schemes on the Gold Coast, hackers
launching attacts on Australian based sports betting
websites, ACMA blacklisting (reportable) on Betfair,
but not some other websites.
will the carnage stop. I seriously doubt further
regulation of the Australian sports betting and
larger gambling industry will stop the shenanigans.
The ongoing struggle between good and bad goes
back to Adam and Eve, or God and The Devil, if
you prefer. In the sports wagering world it's
very much a case of buyer beware."