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Illegal Gambling Expected for Cricket Finals
AUSTRALIA As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald: "The
International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit is
bracing for a substantial increase in illegal betting activity –
involving hundreds of millions of dollars – for each game of Australia’s
best-of-three finals series against India, which begins today at the
"According to Jeff Rees, the ACSU’s general manager and chief
investigator, illegal bets in Mumbai alone could approach the estimated
$500 million (US$384.77 million) wagered on last year’s World Cup final.
"With cricket-related gambling increasing across the globe – and
one-day finals series attracting more interest from black-market punters
– Rees warned that the threat of would-be corrupters attempting to
contrive results remained serious.
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