Australian Cricketers Are Involved In Match Fixing

Mike Hussey would have received a hefty sum for match fixing

Mike Hussey would have received  a hefty sum  for  match fixing
Mike Hussey would have received a hefty sum for match fixing | Source

Australia Deliberately Batted Slowly

Clear Match Fixing

In the super eight group match between Australia and Pakistan, one could clearly see match fixing. Pakistan team batted first and scored around 150 runs in their innings. While Pakistan batted, Australian players deliberately misfielded and allowed boundaries to Pakistan at their free will. Australian bowlers also bowled at below their best.

Australia Deliberately Batted Slowly

Australia was left a target of around 150 to win. They could have easily scored the required runs fast and won the match. But Australia batted deliberately slowly. Pakistan used only their spinners against Australia and did not ask their fast bowlers including Umar Gul to bowl until towards the end. Australian batsmen, who made merry of the Indian spinners Harbajan Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin and P U Chawla in their earlier match against India ‘struggled’ against the Pakistan spinners.

Australia Planned For a Defeat At The Hands Of Pakistan

From the very beginning of the Australian innings, it looked as if Australia was planning to get defeated by Pakistan in the match. Australia required 112 runs to qualify for the semi-final. Having achieved this target, Australia had nothing to lose if they went for big shots against the Pakistan bowlers and tried to win. But Mike Hussey and other batsmen never even attempted to win the match. One can argue that the Colombo pitch was aiding spin bowling and Pakistan possessed a powerful battery of spinners and this made Australia to apply caution to their innings. But after having achieved their target of 112 and qualified for the semi-final, Australia had nothing to lose if they attempted big shots towards the close (only few balls were left at that stage). Australia had also wickets in their hands. Any team would have attempted to win at that stage. But Australia never even tried.

Australian Players Would Have Received Hefty Money for Their Act

It is plain clear that Australian players received money from the gambling clubs in Dubai and London which were interested in fixing the match in favour of Pakistan. Definitely the Australian players, team manager, coach and other officials would have received a hefty sum for this wretched act. Australia denied the fans entertainment. It illegally earned money through match fixing.

Australia Will Escape From Punishment Because Of Their White Skin

Will the ICC act against Australia and initiate an enquiry? It is highly unlikely. This is because of the racism that prevails in the ICC corridors of power. Even though an Indian Sharad Pawar is heading the ICC, white skinned people rule the cricket empire. It is not possible to initiate any action against them. Australian cricket board has tremendous clout with ICC and they will definitely try to shield their players from getting punished. Moreover the Australian cricket board officials also would have received hefty sums in this match fixing scandal.

Might Is Right

If a Pakistani cricketer is involved in match fixing, he will be caught and punished and even sent to jail. Poor person, I pity him because he does not have a white skin. But if an Australian cricketer commits the same act, nothing will happen. This is the unwritten law of ICC. Might is right and Australia is mighty

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