India-England Old Trafford Test match in 2014 fixed?

DDCA secretary and former team India manager Sunil Dev has revealed that the fourth Test between India and England, which was played in Manchester in 2014, was fixed. Dev was caught saying these revelations in a sting operation conducted by a Hindi daily newspaper.

The Manchester Test ended in just three days with India losing the match by an innings and 54 runs against England.   -  Getty Images

DDCA secretary and former team India manager Sunil Dev has revealed that the fourth Test between India and England, which was played in Manchester in 2014, was fixed.

Dev was caught saying these revelations in a sting operation conducted by a Hindi daily newspaper.

Dev said that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni chose to bat first in cloudy conditions because the match was fixed, insisting that the skipper's decision came as a surprise to the team management as they had decided to bowl first in a team meeting.

The 67-year-old, who was the manager of the Indian team in that tour, claimed he had informed the issue to the then BCCI president N. Srinivasan, adding that he had appreciated the information but did not feel the need to make it public.

Dev further slammed the BCCI, saying that the cricket governing body did not bother about these things.

The Manchester Test ended in just three days with India losing the match by an innings and 54 runs against England.

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