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    A T20 cricket tournament which was advertised as being held in Sri Lanka last June during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been exposed as a scam set up 2600 kilometres away in northern India for the purpose of illegal sports betting

    A T20 cricket tournament which was advertised as being held in Sri Lanka last June during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been exposed as a scam set up 2600 kilometres away in northern India for the purpose of illegal sports betting


    The Guardian reports a business syndicate decided to stage the League, using fake Sri Lankan advertising hoardings and pseudonym-ed players.

    The move to create a ghost event came about because fixers' incomes were as affected by a lack of cricket as other paid stakeholders in the game.

    INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COVERAGE WITH RESENE. QUALITY PAINTS AND COLOURS MADE IN NEW ZEALAND SINCE 1946

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    When the Spice Islands began to be forgotten, music became the Moluccans' last resort 7:06

    Golf:
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    Cricket:
    New Zealand are 101 for two after bad light stopped play in the final session on the second active day of the World Test Championship cricket final against India in Southampton 5:56

    Politics:
    Stamp duty tax adds an unexpected extra billion to NSW budget 21:16

    Accident and Emergency:
    One person has died following a single-car crash on Riverhead Road earlier today 21:16

    Business:
    Victoria records zero new local COVID-19 cases, declares more NSW orange zones 20:46

    Soccer:
    Euro 2020 scores: Italy vs Wales, Switzerland vs Turkey live updates 19:06

    Politics:
    Winston Peters is largely sticking to his tried and tested political script, despite his long absence from the public spotlight 18:56


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