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Cricket umpires caught agreeing to spot fix: Indian TV channel

Published on Oct 9, 2012 12:11 AM

MUMBAI (REUTERS) - An Indian television channel has said it has caught on camera international umpires agreeing to fix matches during domestic Twenty20 tournaments.

Footage screened on India TV on Monday and seen by Reuters appeared to show umpires from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka negotiating deals with under-cover reporters to spot-fix matches.

The channel showed footage of Pakistan's Nadeem Ghauri, Nadir Shah of Bangladesh, part of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) international panel of umpires, and Sagara Gallage of Sri Lanka agreeing to give favourable decisions in exchange for umpiring contracts and money.