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Big Bash League's $2.2 billion betting bonanza
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Big Bash League's $2.2 billion betting bonanza

Cricket Australia are on high alert ahead of this year’s edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) after it was revealed $2.2 billion was bet on last year’s tournament.

Cricket Australia are on high alert ahead of this year’s edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) after it was revealed $2.2 billion was bet on last year’s tournament. 

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Fairfax Media are reporting players and officials have been briefed about possible corruption due to the vast quantities of money being wagered on matches.

This year’s BBL is set to kick off on December 17, with many predicting it will have a bigger following than ever before due to the West Indies sending a weakened side down under for their three-Test series with Australia.

The $2.2 billion figure from the 2014/15 season averages out at $60 million per game across 35 fixtures.


The Victorian Sports Integrity Intelligence Unit have contacted major players in the cricket betting market from overseas with little luck.


SBOBet in the Philippines and Pinnacle Sports in Curacao are not subject to Australian bookmaking regulations and are therefore popular avenues for punters to splash some major cash on cricket.

No BBL players or officials have been reported for corruption, however, the warning has been sent and the scrutiny has never been higher.

 

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