Not really sure where else to stick this:
This was just posted on the Facebook page for my Uni Course....Hi everyone, I got a spare ticket for the men's 100m final going at 6,400 pounds if anyone is interested!?
do they actually cost that much on the black market
T'would seem so. What surprises me though is why someone would think students of all people would have that kind of cash to throw around.
In any case, £6,400 seems a lot to spend on something that'll be over within 10 seconds.
I think a better example is Somerset in a limited overs match in the late 1970s, when they declared their innings after an over and lost, since the run rate formula used for such an outcome ensured they qualified. Still a little different to the badminton since their actions were again to improve their chances of qualification rather than manipulate the draw having already qualified, but maybe a more obvious tactic of deliberately losing. Link for an interesting story: http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine...ry/405598.html
Last edited by Somerset; 01-08-2012 at 10:01 AM.
I'd definitely want them out if I was one of the paying spectators.
Yeah, despicable really. Hadn't actually seen it properly until the link Daemon posted, it's even more pathetic than I imagined it to be.
Suspect there's some truth in what Beevs said above though (i.e. they probably had pressure put on them from above to throw the match).
The great thing about the badminton fiasco is it gave the Aussie girls a chance to bow out twice.
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