Match-fixing is the most notorious of all forms of cheating in professional sports. It is, however, a very rare form of cheating because it requires one or more players to know where each other is located at all times. Sometimes, even players do not know where each other is located.
A well-known example of match-fixing is the Eastern Indian cricket matches of the early 1990s. The team manager, Venkatapathy Gopalakrishnan, was not at home at the time and there was no proof that he did know that the match was being fixed.
Another major problem with match-fixing is that it usually involves teams who have a history of bribery and corruption. These teams have a good chance of winning matches because the winner of the match will be declared the rightful winner, irrespective of the existence of any suspicious activity on the part of the loser.
This is because the team members do not care about the fact that they might lose the match due to any match-fixing. However, there are many more examples of match-fixing in sport like corruption in football, in cricket, in boxing, in horse racing, and in basketball among others.
Match-fixing is usually done by individuals who have corrupted people to fix matches. The individuals would use bribery and corruption as a way to make sure that they get what they want. The criminal case usually starts when the match-fixing team member receives payments from one or more players.
Besides, there are several ways that match-fixing can be detected like monitoring betting patterns, payment details and betting receipts, checking the team members’ telephone records, and following the method of betting.