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    A T20 cricket tournament which was advertised as being held in Sri Lanka last June during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been exposed as a scam set up 2600 kilometres away in northern India for the purpose of illegal sports betting

    A T20 cricket tournament which was advertised as being held in Sri Lanka last June during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been exposed as a scam set up 2600 kilometres away in northern India for the purpose of illegal sports betting


    The Guardian reports a business syndicate decided to stage the League, using fake Sri Lankan advertising hoardings and pseudonym-ed players.

    The move to create a ghost event came about because fixers' incomes were as affected by a lack of cricket as other paid stakeholders in the game.

    INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COVERAGE WITH RESENE. QUALITY PAINTS AND COLOURS MADE IN NEW ZEALAND SINCE 1946

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     Other Cricket News
     22 Jun: Rain has seen cricket's World Test Championship final between New Zealand and India in Southampton abandoned on the fourth day
     21 Jun: New Zealand are 101 for two after bad light stopped play in the final session on the second active day of the World Test Championship cricket final against India in Southampton
     17 Jun: A couple of Rose Bowl veterans have detailed their experiences at the Southampton ground ahead of cricket's world test championship final between New Zealand and India starting tonight
     15 Jun: New Zealand's batting line-up is set to return to full strength for the world test championship cricket final against India starting Friday in Southampton
     15 Jun: Former Black Caps player and batting coach Peter Fulton expects the man-of-the-match from the second New Zealand-England test to be omitted for the world championship final
     14 Jun: Former captain Nasser Hussain believes it's high time the current administrators of the England Cricket Board took inspiration from New Zealand
     13 Jun: A confidence boost for Ross Taylor
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     Today's News

    Rugby:
    All Blacks coach Ian Foster has leaped to pick two familiar faces in his 36-man squad for tests against Tonga and Fiji next month 4:56

    Cricket:
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    Entertainment:
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    Health & Safety:
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    Soccer:
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