Waugh search for the truth; Sport briefs.
CRICKET: Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has called for lie
detector tests to be introduced in a bid to combat the problem of
match-fixing in cricket. Waugh, speaking at Lord's in his capacity
as a member of the MCC's World Cricket Committee, revealed he had
undergone a polygraph examination and called on current internationals
to follow his lead.
Waugh suggested the systems, which have are said to be between
96-98% reliable based on current research but remain inadmissible in
English criminal courts, could be used to clear people who have been
wrongly accused of fixing and to reassure fans that they are seeing
authentic, competitive cricket.