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Cricket Twitter Identifies Brendan Taylor Match Fixing Video – WATCH

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Brendan Taylor Match Fixing Video: Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor is current talk of the town in all the cricketing circles post his shocking revelation about being approached by bookies in India. The senior Zimbabwe cricket admitted to a number of alleged bookie approach incidents that included being blackmailed for many years after consuming Cocaine. Taylor accepted the fact that he should have reported the whole incident to the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Watch: Cricket Twitter Identifies Brendan Taylor Match Fixing Video

The entire cricketing world was quite shocked post Brendan Taylor’s admission to being approached by bookies in India in October 2019. However, a video featuring Taylor getting dismissed hit wicket has been going viral on the internet and the cricket fans on twitter have identified it as the alleged match fixing video. During the second ODI against Bangladesh in 2021, Brendan Taylor was involved in a bizarre hit wicket dismissal after he was practicing a shot and then swung his bat backwards, dislodging one of the bails in the process. The on-field umpires referred the decision to the third umpire who eventually gave the Zimbabwe batsman out hit wicket.

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Brendan Taylor Admits to being approached by bookies

In his official statement, Brendan Taylor also stated that the bookies had threatened to leak out his video consuming Cocaine and former Zimbabwe cricketer had no other option other than accepting their demands to fix matches. Former India Cricket Gautam Gambhir also mentioned in his column that he was really disappointed by Taylor’s confessions and noted that he is quite concerned about the freedom with the bookies constantly approaching the players around the world.

“I was reading Taylor’s statement with the same emotion – disappointment, disgust, and anger. I read it once but it didn’t make me angry. I read it again and it was the same. I read it the third time and the emotions were different. Don’t get me wrong as I am not supporting Taylor.” Gambhir wrote in his column for The Times Of India.

“I am only concerned about the circumstances which forced him, a father of four children fearing for his and his family’s lives, to delay reporting the incident to the International Cricket Council Anti-Corruption Unit. Taylor is a sportsperson and not a hard-nosed criminal whose faculties would support him if six individuals barged into his hotel room with a threat to release a video where he was reportedly consuming a banned substance,” Gambhir added.

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