Pakistan Cricket Players Accused of Betting Scam

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It could have the cultural gravity of Pete Rose or the Chicago White Sox, if allegations that three players on Pakistan's national cricket team are involved in a betting scam. The sport is that country's national past time, and so popular that award-winning journalist Mihir Bose says anything that happens to the team "affects the soul of the nation." Betts on the game — investigated by detectives of Scotland Yard — were part of a larger "spot fixing" scheme, which places money on specific outcomes of plays, rather than the game as a whole.