29 September, 2020

Exchanging Charges

More murkiness as New Zealander Danny Morrison gets into the act

Exchanging Charges
New Zealand paceman Danny Morrison, ironically, is weatherman for the television channel he now works in. Soon after Mark Waugh and Shane Warne admitted to accepting a fee from a bookie for divulging pitch details, Morrison went public with his own story. He claimed that during the Indian team's tour of 1994, an Indian player approached him for his expert comments on the pitch and weather for a fee of $1,000.

He identified the name to New Zealand radio a few weeks ago. According to him, it was the former Indian all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar. When Outlook contacted Morrison, he said: Look, it was in the corridor that we bumped into each other. It was just in the passing. He asked whether I would be willing to do it and I was like 'what for?' At that time nobody had an idea about these things. It's only after the Australian incident involving Mark Waugh and Shane Warne that these things are swelling up. Actually, the incident was so much in the passing that I'd hate it if some harm were to come to the player now.

In Delhi, without responding to Morrison particularly, Manoj...



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