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THE FIX, BALL BY BALL

there was an agreement between the bookies and a player that in a certain over, they will give away a minimum amount of runs. The bookies also gave the players the directions. That they have to indicate they are ready to give away those runs. You rotate your watch or you put on your towel or you sp...   | Read..
 

The tactic: track the vulnerable, make an offer & wait for signal The voice: Sreesanth will tuck the towel in front of his trousers

At least a dozen bookies sat glued to their TV sets during the Rajasthan Royals’ matches, eyes peeled for pre-assigned signals from players to begin betting....   | Read..
 

Taste of home in prison, if only just

Sanjay Dutt left home today to spend over three years in jail but prison may feel a bit like home, at least for a month....   | Read..
 

Gekko’s fans

Debanjan Chakrabarti works in the education and development sector for a foreign diplomatic mission, but day-dreams of playing cricket for India, or any XI that will...   | Read..
 

Officer who missed probe glory

Senior inspector Badrish Dutt would have been happy had he been around today. As the chief interceptor of the Delhi police’s special cell, Dutt was instrumental in ...   | Read..
 

By rulebook, with surprises here & there

The special cell of Delhi police, known for its safe houses and arbitrary detentions for which it has been rapped by the courts on numerous occasions, seems to have playe...   | Read..
 
Sreesanth’s home in Kochi. (PTI)
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First bust revisited: when phone came alive with Cronje’s voice

Delhi police crime branch inspector Ishwar Singh was burning the telephone lines on a fine day ...   | Read..

Duke brought the game and dude from player-starved land brought disrepute

From the lofty playing fields paved by the duke who beat Napoleon Boneparte to a modern-day Wat...   | Read..
 

Greed beats anti-graft

Economist Ian Preston at the University College, London, may have even more reason than other cricket fans to be disappo...   | Read..

Telltale signs of betting game

Unlike match-fixing, spot-fixing is an individual game....   | Read..

Senior cop nod must for 66A arrest

The Supreme Court today directed all states and Union territories to ensure that prior permission of a DIG or an SP is o...   | Read..

Cops drop hint but avoid D-word

Someone “sitting abroad”....   | Read..

Sorry for Dravid

Ananya Mazumdar, a bank employee and a die-hard Rahul Dravid fan, on why the alleged spot-fixing by three Rajasthan...   | Read..

Stringent law looms on trio

The punishment for the three accused cricketers may range from seven years to life imprisonment if police invoke the str...   | Read..