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On fixing international cricket matches

Jewell, S. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4413-6618 and Reade, J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8610-530X (2020) On fixing international cricket matches. The Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, 13 (2). pp. 37-82. ISSN 1751-8008

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5750/jgbe.v13i2.1869

Abstract/Summary

Corruption is hidden action which distorts allocations of resources away from competitive outcomes. Hence the detection of such actions is both difficult yet important. In many economic contexts, agent actions are unobservable by principals and hence detection is difficult; sport offers a well-measured context in which individual actions are documented in great detail. In recent years the sport of cricket, which records a huge volume of statistics, has been beset by a number of corruption scandals surrounding the fixing of matches. We use 18 one day international (ODI) matches that are known to be fixed by one of the teams involved and analyse a wide range of observed statistics from all ODI matches since 1971, in order to determine whether corruption manifests itself in recorded outcomes. We find that corruption does affect a number of observed outcomes in anticipated ways, suggesting that both the increased reporting of statistics, and the statistical analysis of them may be a useful tool in detecting corruption.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:94932

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