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Match-fixing has overtaken doping as the biggest threat to the integrity of sport at the highest level, however many believe governing bodies have buried their heads in the sand for too long over the issue. Rory Squires spoke to several people who have been involved in match-fixing, both on the pitch and in the fight against it, to find out what sports authorities have to do to finally eradicate the cancer once and for all.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
21 October 2014

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended bilateral tours to the West Indies following the collapse of the series between the two teams last week.

  • Date: 
    21 October 2014

    Harold Mayne-Nicholls, a potential candidate for the presidency of Fifa, has put forward a proposal for games at the 2022 World Cup national team tournament in Qatar to take place at night in order to avoid the Middle Eastern state’s extreme summer daytime heat.

  • Date: 
    21 October 2014

    Madrid has emerged as the latest potential destination for a Formula One race with the motor-racing series’ chief executive Bernie Ecclestone said to be in advanced talks with a group of Spanish businessmen, according to El Confidencial.

  • Date: 
    21 October 2014

    Donald Sterling, the former owner of NBA basketball franchise the Los Angeles Clippers, has withdrawn a lawsuit in which he accused his wife, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the league of fraud during the sale of the team.

  • Date: 
    21 October 2014

    The Ladies Professional Golf Association has signed safety consulting and certification company Underwriters Laboratories as the title sponsor of the next two editions of the International Crown national team tournament, adding the event will leave the US for the first time in 2018.

  • Date: 
    21 October 2014

    The Pitch International agency has extended a deal with the Irish Rugby Football Union for the global distribution of media rights to the Ireland national team’s home fixtures.