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Ganguly trashes match-fixing claims

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Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 13:03 [IST]
 
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Ganguly trashes match-fixing claims

New Delhi, Mar 13: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has said, the reports published in a British newspaper about the World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan being fixed have very little substance in it.

"I don't know how they have got the information but let me tell (you) that India are world champions and nobody can take that away from us," Ganguly said.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has declined to comment on the unsubstantitated report in Sunday Times that claimed the World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan was tainted.

The newspaper carried out a sting operation on Delhi based bookie, who claimed that Indian bookmakers are involved in fixing the results of county matches in England and other international fixtures, had used a bollywood actress to recruit players, while he also claimed that the match between the arch rivals last year during the World Cup was rigged.

The ICC has launched an inquiry into the report which suggested that bookies offered thousands of pounds to the players. While, ICC has said fixing claims were baseless and misleading. Further, ICC has said it is not planning to launch an inquiry on the match as the reports are baseless.

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