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FIXING IT: Cricket, Commercialisation and Match-Fixing Gulu Ezekiel

FIXING IT: Cricket, Commercialisation and Match-Fixing

Gulu Ezekiel

Published September 27th 2011
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FIXING IT: Cricket, Commercialisation and Match-FixingGULU EZEKIELeBook published by IDEAINDIA.COMCooperjal Limited 2011Fixing and rampant use of performance enhancing drugs are the biggest threat to international sport. As the rewards go into theMoreFIXING IT: Cricket, Commercialisation and Match-FixingGULU EZEKIELeBook published by IDEAINDIA.COM© Cooperjal Limited 2011Fixing and rampant use of performance enhancing drugs are the biggest threat to international sport. As the rewards go into the millions, so the desire to win begins stronger. And then there is the temptation to cut corners to the top. But unlike drugs, fixing can only be implemented when a sportsperson deliberately under-performs. In that sense he is cheating himself and his fans, and in a team sport, his country as well. No international sport is immune from this scourge and curse which is like a cancer that eats into the vitals and destroys it from within. Boxing, Football, Athletics and, of course, Cricket.GULU EZEKIEL one of India’s leading cricket writers, Gulu began his career in Madras in 1982. He has been sports editor at Asian Age, New Delhi TV and indya.com and is the author of 11 sports books. A regular on Indian TV, he has been freelancing since 2001 and has contributed to over 100 publications around the world including in the UK, Australia, Pakistan and Israel.