Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy : A Journey to the Heart of Cricket's Underworld Paperback
by Ed Hawkins
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...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 04/07/2013
- Category: Cricket
- ISBN: 9781408169964
- Hardback from £12.95