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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.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jul 21, 2011
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