Match-fixing allegations cast doubt on Northumbria Stan Calvert win

The University of Northumbria could be forced to forfeit their hold on the Stan Calvert Cup after allegations of match-fixing emerged on Friday.

Suspicions were aroused during a fencing match, when a Newcastle University student was cut in half with a scimitar by his opponent.

Further evidence was brought to light during a first-team cricket match, when conspicuous ball-tampering was uncovered by the umpire.

Unlike the Australian approach of bringing sandpaper onto the field, the Northumbria bowler chose to tape the ball, only to use double-sided tape and find it stuck to his own hand.

A spokesperson for the former polytechnic, James Pullin, has refuted the claims while arguing for a lenient approach to punishment.

He said: ‘when we consider the lack of A-levels achieved by the people in question, it’s a wonder this didn’t happen sooner’.

Investigations are ongoing.

 
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