Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Cricket's Underworld (Hardback)Ed Hawkins (author)
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 15/11/2012
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A startling and powerful journey to the very core of India's illegal bookmaking industry that exposes the scale of corruption and the match-fixing that now runs rife throughout world cricket. For several years Ed Hawkins made friends with India's illegal bookmakers - men who boast turnover of hundreds of millions of dollars per cricket match - as well as the corruption officers of the International Cricket Council who are trying to shut them down. It's a shady world and rumours abound. But then Hawkins receives a message that changes everything and he decides it is time to expose the truth behind match-fixing. Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy is a story featuring politicians, governing bodies, illegal bookmakers and powerless players - as well as corruption, intimidation and even suicide. It is a story that touches all cricket-playing nations around the world. It is a story that every cricket fan must read. You might never again watch a cricket match without suspicion...
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 28 mm
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