Classified ICC report claims certain matches in 2011 World Cup were fixed

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India won the 2011 World Cup

According to the Daily Mail, the International Cricket Council (ICC) published a classified report which claimed that certain matches in the 2011 World Cup were fixed.

The ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) monitored 470 matches and over 200 practice sessions to compile the report.

According to the report, the mastermind of the event is only known as SB, who has been on the ACSU’s radar since 2010.

SB and two of his associates, only known as AZ and BRY, were found to have approached numerous players in an attempt to entice them into throwing a game.

“Five mobile numbers were identified and itemised billing details obtained for each,” the report said. “SB’s each move, including trips to Sri Lanka and Dubai in 2011, were tracked, as were his business dealings.”

According to the ACSU, two players reported being approached.

However, the ACSU also point out another major target, who is only known as VG.

VG and his assistant, ASK, are believed to have come in contact with several high-profile players.

One of the top bookies the ACSU are looking to capture is JS, who allegedly contacted the brother of an international superstar and offered him Rs 50 lakh to throw a game.

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