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New Zealand police have revealed that they evicted several “betting cheats” during the Blackcaps’ World Cup match against Sri Lanka on February 14.
Those evicted were accused of “court-siding”, which is the practice of relaying information live from the ground to people overseas, who can use the broadcasting delays to manipulate bets.
“We know what to look for,” World Cup police commander Sandy Manderson said. “We’re aware that people are attempting to operate at venues and they will be detected, evicted and trespassed from all venues.”
Sir Ronnie Flanagan, head of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption unit, added: “I think the risk is that this feeds into a wider and more sophisticated network of illegal betting, often in the Indian sub-continent.”