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Rs 2,000 crore gamble on India-Pak title Champions' clash

17 Jun 2017 | By Vaneet Randhawa
ICC Indo-Pak match- Gambler's day out

A lot will be at stake at tomorrow's ICC Champion's Trophy match between India and Pakistan.

The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) believes that almost Rs 2,000 crore will be gambled on the final.

While India was a clear preference but the margin was slim.

A person would win Rs. 147 for Rs. 100 if India won, and Rs. 300 on Pakistan's victory.

In context: ICC Indo-Pak match- Gambler's day out

Betting in IndiaHistory of betting on Indo-Pak matches

Almost a decade ago, Pakistan versus India one-day matches saw almost $500 million worth gambling.

While betting is illegal in India due to The Public Gambling Act of 1867, 2 betting syndicates were famous.

One run by D Company and the other run by its former partner.

However, technology has made it easier to lay a bet with all kinds of machinations.

1st ever 50-over ICC final between Indo-Pak

The final at The Oval will be one of the most watched matches in India-Pakistan cricket history as this is the first 50-over decider in which the arch-rivals are facing each other.
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India have a monstrous record in Champions Trophy with 18 wins from 28 encounters.

They have a win percentage of 64.28 - most for any team in the history of the tournament while Pakistan's record stands at 45.45.

However, this time Pakistan's bowling has been class apart till now.

Both team won 2 matches in the group stage and are itching for a victory.

17 Jun 2017Rs 2,000 crore gamble on India-Pak title Champions' clash