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Former Sri Lankan cricketer, Muttiah Muralitharan said that the money-spinning spot-fixing scandal had embarrassed the entire fraternity, however urged fans to not get disillusioned by such controversies.

Indian Premier League (IPL) was marred with fresh allegations of spot fixing last month when former Indian test bowler S Sreesanth and two other players were arrested by Delhi police on suspicion of spot-fixing. Upset by the controversy marring the sport's image, Muralitharan said that it is sad that money has overtaken sportsmanship for a few in cricket.

Muralitharan , who was part of the Chennai Super Kings team, added that 99 percent cricketers are clean and fans should trust them, instead of questioning the sanctity of the game. (ANI)
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  • Grace Sunday, 09 June 2013 04:11 AM

    Millions of fans have been fooled and those who have involved in the scandal have brought disgrace to the so called 'Gentlemen's game.

    naz Sunday, 09 June 2013 05:08 AM

    MI! You are dumb - in all sports there are the rouge elements. Nobody can guarantee anything is squeaky clean. Can you confirm that eveyone you know is a good person?

    Danny Sunday, 09 June 2013 06:41 AM

    really? is that what you gathered from this? well done!

    GS Sunday, 09 June 2013 07:43 AM

    I think 99% are involved in some sort of corruption. It's even deep rooted in the ICC as they have allocated only 2 people to investigate any incidents. The money offered is way too much for most cricketers to refuse. It's sad but I guess us fan's are the worst suckers as there doesn't seem to be anything real in Crickets anymore. If you want a sincere game I guess you should watch a school match of a softball match down the road.

    alisten Sunday, 09 June 2013 01:47 PM

    he s a big fish, he is the organizer

    tommy Tuesday, 11 June 2013 12:00 AM

    its all good via DM Android App

    Jay Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:00 AM

    Well said... via DM Android App

    MI Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:00 AM

    howcome only 99 percent? he is indirectly saying that still there are few more players involved in fixing via DM Android App

    mw Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:00 AM

    I thought he was playing for royal challengers. so seeing not believing any more via DM Android App

    Gee Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:16 AM

    Spot-on, Murali ! Thanks for standing up for the GAME.

    Cobra Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:34 AM

    After witnessing scandal after scandal in whatever 'PL' the fans are not going to be turned on about these matches in the future. It is wonderful to watch Murali hoodwinking batsmen but the fans will be with heavy hearts knowing that victims of bookies are lurking somewhere inside the teams!


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