Steve Waugh rules out match fixing in mobile cricket game

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Mumbai, Oct 8 (ANI): Former Australian cricket skipper Steve Waugh has ruled out any possibility of match fixing in the controversial 6UP runs-per-over SMS game.

"The game is a game where you have to predict the outcome of six balls. As a player you couldn't possibly match-fix six balls. Everybody involved in it so that's not going to happen. So, the match-fixing element is definitely not there. I will never promote any product that contributes to match-fixing," Waugh said.

Waugh said that proceeds from the 6UP mobile-based game in the October 9 Champions League encounter between Delhi Daredevils and Victoria Bushrangers would go to his Steve Waugh Foundation.

The 6UP runs-per-over SMS game had created a furore during the Indian Premier League-II earlier this year.

It was re-launched in September 2009 at the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa.

The game, which had evoked criticism for allegedly promoting gambling among spectators, was finally withdrawn from IPL-II after Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports MS Gill and former cricketers condemned it. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, October 8, 2009, 13:35 [IST]
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