Worst Match Fixing Scams EVER!!!

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  1. In 2000 the Delhi Police tracked the match Fixing Links in the on going India-South Africa Cricket Series. The Police nabbed the South African Captain Hansie Cronje who further spilled the beans on three other cricketers, Saleem Malik(Pakistan), Mohammed Azaruddin and Ajay Jadeja(India).
  2. The Italian Football Federation said in October 2000 it had found eight players guilty of match-fixing. Three were from Serie A sideAtalanta and the other five played for Serie B side Pistoiese. The players were Giacomo Banchelli, Cristiano Doni and Sebastiano Siviglia(all Atalanta) and Alfredo Aglietti, Massimiliano Allegri, Daniele Amerini, Gianluca Lillo and Girolamo Bizzarri (all Pistoiese). The full time score was 1-1!
  3. In June 2004 in South Africa, thirty-three people (including nineteen referees, club officials, a match commissioner and an official of the South African Football Association) were arrested on match-fixing charges.
  4. In the summer of 2004, Betfair provided evidence of race fixing to City of London Police that led to the arrest of jockey Kieren Fallon and fifteen others on race fixing charges. On 7 December 2007 the judge in the case ordered the jury to find Fallon not guilty on all charges.
  5. Brazilian Football match-fixing Scandal: In September 2005, a Brazilian magazine revealed that two football referees, Edílson Pereira de Carvalho (a member of FIFA’s referee staff) and Paulo José Danelon, had accepted bribes to fix matches. Soon afterwards, sport authorities ordered the replaying of 11 matches in the country’s top competition, the Campeonato Brasileiro, that had been worked by Edílson. Both referees have been banned for life from football and face possible criminal charges. Brazilian supporters have taken to shout “Edílson” at a referee who they consider to have made a bad call against their team, in a reference to the scandal.
  6. 2007 NBA Referee Scandal: In July 2007 it was revealed that National Basketball Association referee Tim Donaghy had gambled on 10 to 15 games, including games which he refereed. The matter is currently being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the NBA.
  7.  In November 2009, German police arrested 17 people on suspicion of fixing at least 200 soccer matches in 9 countries. Among the suspected games were those from the top leagues of Austria,Bosnia,Croatia,Hungary,Slovenia, and Turkey, and games from the second highest leagues of Belgium,Germany, and Switzerland. Three contests from the Champions League were under investigation, and 12 from the Europa League.
  8. The fourth Test of Pakistan’s summer 2010 cricket tour of England was alleged to have contained several incidents of spot fixing, involving members of the Pakistan team deliberately bowling no-balls at specific points in order to facilitate the potential defrauding of bookmakers.
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