Ei mitään tietoa kriketissä maksetuista palkoista ja jos palkka ei tuota summaa ylitä, niin ehkä tuollaiseen joku huippupelaaja saattaisi lähteä mukaan. Jutussa mainitaan esimerkkinä, että Man U:n pelaajia ja Andre Agassi olisivat mukana tuollaisessa maailmanlaajuisessa porukassa. Vaikea tuollaista uskoa ja varmaankin tuo intialainen on vain yrittänyt näyttää Flemingille, että mukana on paljonkin huippuja ja näin saada miehenhelpommin lahjotuksi.
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was approached by Indian bookie: Fleming
Sydney, Nov 08 - New Zealand cricket captain Stephen Fleming claims he was offered 370,200 US dollars by an Indian businessman to join a match-fixing syndicate in 1999.
Fleming has detailed the incident in his newly released book 'Balance of Power', written by journalist Richard Boock. The Kiwi skipper says he was approached in the bar of the team's Leicester hotel during the 1999 World Cup in England by a man later identified as sports promoter Aushim Khetrapal, an associate of Indian bookmaker Sanjeev Chawla.
"He said 'if you want to know where the real money is, it's in the syndicate that's going on around the world right now, speculating on the likelihood of certain results of occurrences'," Fleming writes, according to a report in the Australian Associated Press today.
"He said there were top athletes involved, and did I notice that Manchester United had been upset the other day, and that Andre Agassi had been eliminated from a major. He said 'look those things are not coincidences'. I said. ,P> Fleming said Khetrapal claimed there were people all over the world that he could call at certain times, then offered him the chance to join the syndicate.
"He'd pay me 200,000 pounds straight up, then another 100,000 pounds in a year's time. I remember looking at the numbers he'd written down and saying, 'Look, I don't think we should be talking about this. I don't really want to be part of this at all." Fleming said he was stunned by the approach and informed team manager John Graham and gave a statement to Scotland Yard detectives who flew to New Zealand in 2000.