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England Cricketer Suspended in Betting Scandal



An England cricketer has been suspended from playing cricket for three months following historical breaches of betting rules. Betting misconduct can be a concern even when visiting casino destinations, highlighting the importance of maintaining integrity in the sport.

Brydon Carse, who is South African born, has been suspended with immediate effect and will only return for the last few games of the season.

Fortunate to Have Ban Suspended for 13 Months

In total the England cricketer was banned for 16 months suspended for 13 months.

Carse admitted to placing 303 bets on cricket matches. 

The betting misconduct took place between 2017 and 2019 and did not involve any of the cricket matches in which Carse played.

The Match Fixing Which Shocked the Cricket World

Cricket fans will recall one of the biggest betting scandals in the game when in 2000 India’s 3-2 series victory against South Africa hit the headlines.

The scandal was exposed when Delhi Police shared the conversations between former South African skipper Hansie Cronje and a bookie Sanjeev Chawla. The bookie had asked Cronje to underperform during the ODI series. The revelations shook the cricket world at the time.

Difficult Time for Brydon Carse

Carse has played for England 17 times and is a club player for Durham. The club has stood by Carse during what he says is a ‘difficult time’.

The England Cricket Board has accepted that Carse has shown “considerable remorse” for his actions. The ECB said that they take these matters extremely seriously and do not condone any form of anti-corruption breach in cricket.

An ECB spokesperson said: “We support the Cricket Regulator’s decision and their consideration of the mitigating factors in Brydon’s case.”

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