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CRICKET`S exposure to Asian TV markets make it a prime target for corruption.  CRICKET`S exposure to Asian TV markets make it a prime target for corruption.
CRICKET`S exposure to Asian TV markets make it a prime target for corruption. That is the chilling warning from players' boss Tim May. Three years ago the ECB sold the Asian rights to county cricket to ESPN for £40million, opening up a potential TV audience of 75m. Sports betting is illegal in India, but the thirst for gambling remains huge among their cricket-mad population. Two Essex stars are already under investigation after last year's Pro40. And May, head of the Federation of International Cricketers Association, said: "The higher the TV market the higher the risk when it is being broadcast into areas where gambling is illegal. Typically, corruption occurs where there is illegal gambling. "It is up to cricket's chiefs to ensure that the anti-corruption education is filtered down to its domestic players as well as the international players." Spread betting, on markets such as the number of wides or the winning margin, is the biggest concern. And May added: "Twenty20 is ripe for corruption. The shorter the game the more influence each incident can have. "It opens up a great deal of opportunities for bookmakers to try and corrupt players."
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Monty Caution!  Monty Caution!
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How fast is Charlie Griffith?  How fast is Charlie Griffith?
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Who is the Celebrity?  Who is the Celebrity?
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