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Cricket umpires hit back after corruption claims

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Umpires at the centre of bribery claims denied Tuesday they were willing to fix matches for cash as cricket authorities announced an urgent probe into the allegations aired in a television sting. 

Pakistan umpire Nadeem Ghouri takes charge of a one-day international between Pakistan and Bangladesh in 2008. Umpires at the centre of a bribery scandal have denied they were willing to fix matches for cash as cricket authorities announced an urgent probe into the allegations aired in a television sting.

An undercover investigation by the private India TV channel allegedly found six umpires, including one on the international circuit, were willing to give decisions or provide inside information on teams and playing conditions in return for illicit payments.

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