Mumbai, Oct 8 (ANI): Former Australian cricket skipper Steve Waugh has ruled out any possibility of match fixing in the controversial 6UP runs-per-over SMS game.
"The game is a game where you have to predict the outcome of six balls. As a player you couldn't possibly match-fix six balls. Everybody involved in it so that's not going to happen. So, the match-fixing element is definitely not there. I will never promote any product that contributes to match-fixing," Waugh said.
Waugh said that proceeds from the 6UP mobile-based game in the October 9 Champions League encounter between Delhi Daredevils and Victoria Bushrangers would go to his Steve Waugh Foundation.
The 6UP runs-per-over SMS game had created a furore during the Indian Premier League-II earlier this year.
It was re-launched in September 2009 at the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa.
The game, which had evoked criticism for allegedly promoting gambling among spectators, was finally withdrawn from IPL-II after Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports MS Gill and former cricketers condemned it. (ANI)