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Can Cricket Ever Overcome the Spectre of Match Fixing? (5.75 Ounces S-2, Ep. 25)

In this episode, the 5.75 Ounces crew is joined by veteran Pakistan cricket journalist Shahid Hashmi to discuss the issue of match fixing that has plagued the game

Match fixing, in its various forms, have put cricket in disrepute. Recently, the issue came back to haunt the game after Pakistan Cricket Board handed out a ban to wicketkeeper batsman Umar Akmal for not reporting to the anti-corruption unit an approach by a bookie. It is not the first time in the history of cricket that a player has been penalised for hiding information on potential match fixing. This is unlikely to be the last. Shahid Hashmi, a senior journalist who covers Pakistan cricket, along with the 5.75 Ounces panelists discuss corruption in cricket, and deliberate whether legalisation of betting  would bring about a change. 

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