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John
also called "John the bookmaker" and has one more synonym

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  1. is the name attributed to an Indian bookmaker who offered money to Australian cricket team players Mark Waugh and Shane Warne in 1994-1995 in return for pitch and weather information from the two cricketers

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  2. In December 1998, prior to the Third Test between Australia and England at the Adelaide Oval, the journalist Malcolm Conn from The Australian was uncovering the story of "John", a report for which he was to win a Walkley Award for journalism

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  3. This was one of the most publicised of a series of betting controversies in cricket in the 1990s and 2000s

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  4. During the Singer World Series tournament in Sri Lanka in September 1994 involving India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia, Waugh was approached at the team hotel in Colombo by an Indian man who called himself "John"

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  5. The man gave no surname and said that he was a bookmaker and wanted Waugh to provide general pitch and weather information as well as insider team information such as tactics and selections, in return for US$4000.Knight, p. 184

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 14, 2009
  6. Waugh accepted the money, but he refused to divulge inside team information.Knight, p. 184

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