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Clive Rice: cricket needs urgent 'wake up call'

Clive Rice: cricket needs urgent 'wake up call'

Former South Africa captain Clive Rice says cricket needs an urgent "wake up call" as match-fixing allegations threaten the long-term future of the game.
In an interview with SNTV in Johannesburg, Rice said cricket's shattered image could now chase sponsors away "because they don't want to be associated with it."
Rice revealed he had been approached to fix matches when he was a selector for the South African national team. He said he gave all the information he had to the International Cricket Council.
Rice was speaking in the wake of the scandal involving the Pakistan cricket team, three of whom have been questioned by police and suspended by the ICC after they were alleged by a British newspaper to have received money in return for bowling deliberate no-balls in the Lord's test against England.