In a Hollywood movie called ‘Take the money and run’, starring Woody Allen, the legendary actor plays a bank robber.
In a satirical TV interview of the robber, shown in said movie, Allen exhorts viewers of the TV show to consider bank robbery as an attractive career option: ‘The hours are good; you travel a lot; you meet a lot of interesting people…’ and so on.
In the latest angle to sports, a great new career option has emerged that has all the benefits of bank robbery, as enumerated by Woody Allen, but without the negatives, such as imprisonment, or worse still, death in a shoot out, exciting as some might undoubtedly find it.
I can see, dear reader, that I have caught your attention. If you are wondering about what this new career opinion in sport is, I will hasten to tell you:
In spot fixing, young sports-career aspirants have an additional incentive to adopt cricket as their chosen game.
As a wise man remarked, the other day, “Spot fixing is trending; match fixing is, like, yesterday…”
So what is spot fixing? And why is match fixing no longer the preferred fix of the trendy fixer?
In case, you haven’t guessed, match fixing involves fixing the results of matches. In other words, a career match fixer would need several complicit players to attain his career ends.
In spot betting — the revenue model of spot fixing — a punter bets on the minutiae of a match rather than the result of it. In cricket, the possibilities are endless.
You could bet on how many runs would be scored in an over, or how much time an over would take, or whether the next ball would be a wide or no ball. In other words, just about anything.
In a test match, that would literally mean infinite options, during 450 overs, spread over five days.
Spot fixing can be done with the help of a single player. Think about it. What’s your problem? You don’t know how to play cricket? Or, if you do, you are not very good at it?
Not to worry; there’s a career option for you as a spot bettor. All you need is to find a player, who’ll co-operate. Now what? You don’t know any players who’ll co-operate?
Well, then you’ve come to the right place. I can tell you the names of three players, off the top of my head. That will be $50. In unmarked notes, if you please…
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Jinxatious is the Chief Editor of SportingAttitude.com
An avid writer, on an eclectic range of subjects, he brings to bear editorial experience garnered with a national newspaper in South-East Asia. He also has sportscasting experience, as a cricket commentator, and his passion for sport extends beyond Cricket, to Football, Tennis, and Olympic Sports.