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(International Business Times)   Three India cricket players arrested for "spot fixing" matches. In other news, there are actually people who understand cricket enough to figure out how to get someone to throw a game   (ibtimes.co.in) divider line 16
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2013-05-20 08:53:18 AM  
Cricket is simple, there's three grabbers, three taggers, five twig runners, and a player at Whackbat. Center tagger lights a pine cone and chucks it over the basket and the whack-batter tries to hit the cedar stick off the cross rock. Then the twig runners dash back and forth until the pine cone burns out and the umpire calls hotbox. Finally, you count up however many score-downs it adds up to and divide that by nine.
 
2013-05-20 08:58:30 AM  
They love cricket in India, and that's a fan base of a billion people, so there's definitely money to be made.
 
2013-05-20 08:58:38 AM  
I'm an American, who has never even been to a live game, much less played one; and I understand the game well enough when watching on the TV with my FiL.

And, off the top of my head, an easy way to throw a game would be to have the third and/or fourth batsmen lbw early in their turn at batting.  It isn't too eyebrow raising, and seems to deflate the hell out of the team when it happens normally (my FiL has just walked off from games like that, declaring them over)
 
2013-05-20 09:21:53 AM  

CipollinaFan: Cricket is simple, there's three grabbers, three taggers, five twig runners, and a player at Whackbat. Center tagger lights a pine cone and chucks it over the basket and the whack-batter tries to hit the cedar stick off the cross rock. Then the twig runners dash back and forth until the pine cone burns out and the umpire calls hotbox. Finally, you count up however many score-downs it adds up to and divide that by nine.


Hilarious.
 
2013-05-20 09:30:11 AM  
Spot fixing is not 'throwing a game'. And throwing is against the rules anyway.
 
2013-05-20 09:41:32 AM  

phalamir: I'm an American, who has never even been to a live game, much less played one; and I understand the game well enough when watching on the TV with my FiL.

And, off the top of my head, an easy way to throw a game would be to have the third and/or fourth batsmen lbw early in their turn at batting.  It isn't too eyebrow raising, and seems to deflate the hell out of the team when it happens normally (my FiL has just walked off from games like that, declaring them over)


You sound like you know what a crumpet is.

/not obscure
 
2013-05-20 10:26:11 AM  
Bah, I submitted better headlines with links to better articles last week.  When does IBT come out of the closet as a 'Featured Partner'??
 
2013-05-20 10:57:36 AM  
You know, this sort of thing is why India has a FIFA ban as well.
 
2013-05-20 12:26:20 PM  
Might as well whip this one out ...

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2013-05-20 12:33:21 PM  
Also subby, although all three are Indian, only one is an "India player"; as mentioned above "spot fixing" is not throwing a game; and if you happen to be a fan of baseball, basketball, football, or American football, then this is for you:

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2013-05-20 12:45:14 PM  

CipollinaFan: Cricket is simple, there's three grabbers, three taggers, five twig runners, and a player at Whackbat. Center tagger lights a pine cone and chucks it over the basket and the whack-batter tries to hit the cedar stick off the cross rock. Then the twig runners dash back and forth until the pine cone burns out and the umpire calls hotbox. Finally, you count up however many score-downs it adds up to and divide that by nine.


Sounds quite a bit like Calvinball.
 
2013-05-20 01:19:31 PM  

CipollinaFan: Cricket is simple, there's three grabbers, three taggers, five twig runners, and a player at Whackbat. Center tagger lights a pine cone and chucks it over the basket and the whack-batter tries to hit the cedar stick off the cross rock. Then the twig runners dash back and forth until the pine cone burns out and the umpire calls hotbox. Finally, you count up however many score-downs it adds up to and divide that by nine.


images.wikia.com
 
2013-05-20 04:36:05 PM  
4 letters. ILBW. (Intentional Leg Before Wicket)
 
2013-05-20 05:23:49 PM  

macadamnut: Also subby, although all three are Indian, only one is an "India player"; as mentioned above "spot fixing" is not throwing a game; and if you happen to be a fan of baseball, basketball, football, or American football, then this is for you:

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At least you're not a San Jose Sharks fan
 
2013-05-20 05:33:07 PM  
For our transatlantic chums spot betting is betting on a specific play and its outcome. So in spot fixing the specific play is fixed but not the outcome of the match. This makes it easier to get a player to go along as its usually the result of a single bowl (pitch) and one or two runs doesn't normally effect the outcome of the game.
 
2013-05-20 06:25:26 PM  
You could do it in baseball I suppose by betting that the second batter faced in the bottom of the fourth inning of a game is walked or hit by a pitch. It looks innocent enough, until you see the betting pattern around that specific event happening
 
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