‘Cheating In Cricket’ Has A New Top Contender, Leaves Batter Frustrated. Watch

Watch: Cheating In Cricket Has A New Top Contender, Leaves Batter Frustrated

A scene from the ‘cheating’ incident in cricket.© Twitter

While cricket is often considered a Gentleman’s game, it has often been tarnished with cheating too. There have been numerous instances and accusations of fixing against top cricketers in Tests as well as in T20 leagues. Last year, former Sri Lanka cricketer Sachithra Senanayake was on Wednesday arrested over match fixing allegations. He was arrested by the Sports Corruption Investigation Unit when he surrendered this morning. Earlier, he was banned from traveling overseas by the court. Senanayake was accused of trying to fix the games of the 2020 edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) where he had allegedly enticed two players to fix games.

However, some cheating incidents are just for fun. Like those which happens in local cricket matches. One such video has gone viral on social media where the wicketkeeper can be seen dislodging the stumps with the batter unaware. The gully cricket video has garnered attention on the internet. 

Talking about match fixing, last year former Pakistan Cricket Board chied Ramis Raja made some serious allegations against PCB. 

The Pakistan cricket team has seen several changes after a disappointing Cricket World Cup 2023 campaign. Skipper Babar Azam resgined from his post while Shan Masood was named as the new Pakistan cricket team Test captain. Pacer Shaheen Afridi has taken over the reins of the T20I Team. There have been change of personnel too with a new selection panel in place.

Former Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz was named  the chief selector and former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, along with Kamran Akmal and Rao Iftikhar Anjum, were named as consultant member to the selection panel. 

The appointments have left former Pakistan captain and Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ramiz Raja unimpressed.  

“It’s insane…” he told Cricbuzz after the appointments. “It’s insane to have a selection committee consisting of a member whose decision can be termed as a display of filial affection or non-affection and another who was locked up for match fixing.”

Salman Butt, along with Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif, earlier served lengthy suspensions for being involved in spot-fixing.

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