Nixon truly believes there was something suspicious about the match
First it was the India Pakistan semi-final match during the 2011 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup and now it is the third ODI between the two arch-rivals that has got former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon suspicious about whether the match was fixed or not.
Nixon was very active on social media site Twitter throughout the game as he retweeted a lot of questionable comments and interacted with fans that asked him whether he believed the match to be fixed.
In the dying overs of the match, Nixon tweeted: “Pakistan throwing this game away eh ! #thereisasurprise 24 from 24 … Strangely my money is on India $$$$ from here … Watch this space. Pakistan will just loose last few balls … #usualstory #dodgey.”
Several of Nixon’s retweets were extremely suspicious, with some saying: “this game is a joke especially when u see hafeez play a lap sweep with a leg slip in place” and “It must be India’s 12th Man…..the Bookmaker!”
India ended up winning the match by 10 runs after posting a lowly total of 167, but the result did not matter since Pakistan had already clinched the series after defeating their arch-rivals in the first two ODIs.
In June 2012, Nixon caused an uproar within the cricketing community as he published amazing match-fixing revelations in his book Keeping Quiet – Paul Nixon: The Autobiography, where he wrote that he had been offered five millions pounds from an Indian bookie only known as ‘K’ if he were to deliberately throw a Twenty20 match.