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Zim Cricket legend Brendan Taylor admits taking bribe to fix matches

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Former Zimbabwe Cricket captain Brendan Taylor has penned a sobering letter detailing how he was lured to India, drugged and blackmailed into accepting a US$15 000 ‘deposit’ so he could take part in a match fixing syndicate fronted by an Indian businessman.

In a statement, the cricket legend said the incident happened in October 2019.

The former batsman however faces a ban from the International Cricket Council (ICC) after admitting he received the bribe.

Taylor travelled to India to discuss the launch of a new T20 competition in Zimbabwe with the promise of $15,000 as payment.

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“We had drinks and during the course of the evening, they openly offered me cocaine, which they themselves engaged in. I foolishly took the bait,” Taylor said in a statement released via Twitter on Monday.

“The following morning, the same men stormed into my hotel room and showed me a video taken of me the night before doing cocaine and told me that if I did not spot-fix at international matches for them, the video would be released to the public.”

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