Fixed? Pakistan to crash out of World Cup 2015 in the quarter-finals

Published: February 20, 2015
According to the purported schedule, Pakistan will win against West Indies. PHOTO: AFP

According to the purported schedule, Pakistan will win against West Indies. PHOTO: AFP

A purported schedule of World Cup 2015 matches and their allegedly ‘fixed’ results, show that Pakistan will win against West Indies on Saturday but will only get as far as the quarter-finals in the tournament, the Times of India reported on Friday.

The schedule, which has gone viral through messaging app Whatsapp, purports that almost all matches at the World Cup, being played in Australia and New Zealand, are fixed.

It claims to have successfully predicted outcomes of the matches so far. However, the original date of the message or its credibility cannot be independently verified and it remains to be seen whether the purported schedule will prove itself to be accurate over the course of the tournament.



According to results in the purported schedule, Pakistan will win against West Indies on Saturday and Zimbabwe. It will, however, lose to minnows UAE before falling to South Africa. Oddly, it does not suggest a fixed winner between Ireland and Pakistan.

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It suggests that Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals and will lose the match, crashing out of the tournament.

The purported schedule suggests that India will lose its crunch match against South Africa on Sunday, but will win all its remaining group matches. They will beat group A winners New Zealand in the first quarter-final, but fall to fellow Big-Three Australia in the semi-final.

Interestingly, the last of the Big-Three, England, will not make it into the semi-final. Humiliated by New Zealand on Friday, England will win its remaining group matches before falling to South Africa in the quarter-final.

New Zealand will be on top in group A and would win all the matches whereas in group B South Africa will top the list.

The teams which will make it to the semi-final include India, Australia, South Africa and Sri Lanka. The final will be contested by Australia and South Africa, with the African nation prevailing to lift the World Cup for the first time in its history.

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Reader Comments (51)

  • Ace
    Feb 20, 2015 - 11:43PM

    The purported schedule suggests that India will lose its crunch match against South Africa on Sunday, but will win all its remaining group matches. It will beat group A winners New Zealand in the first quarter-final, but fall to Australia in the semi-final.

    Umm no, it suggests India will lose to Zimbabwe, it also suggests PAK will lose to UAE.Recommend

  • Feb 20, 2015 - 11:47PM

    I have just one question.

    According to this, Pakistan is supposed to end up 3rd in the group, which means they are to face runner ups from the Group A, which according to the results should be Australia and not Srilanka.

    Correct me if I am wrong,Recommend

  • azeem
    Feb 21, 2015 - 12:09AM

    Interestingly according to this Pakistan will finish above India, despite India winning 4 matches and Pakistan 3.Recommend

  • Feb 21, 2015 - 12:16AM

    I think its true. like india win against pakistan. that match was also fixed. modi call nawaz and nawaz give him good news that about the match.Recommend

  • kamran
    Feb 21, 2015 - 12:18AM

    yes ur right………..)bhai yeh wrong number hai aur kuch bhi nae……….Recommend

  • nazi
    Feb 21, 2015 - 12:19AM

    if the predictions of game fixing plans going correctly why the ICC conduct the matches with spending huge amount and wasting time. Ask the fixers and give prises accordingly their ratingRecommend

  • ravindra
    Feb 21, 2015 - 12:27AM

    just received same list on my whatsapp no.. don’t know right or wrong. Recommend

  • umair
    Feb 21, 2015 - 12:28AM

    Hahaha … pak losing to uae …. its just a crap … Recommend

  • Faraz
    Feb 21, 2015 - 12:37AM

    pak will lose to Uae ?? And expect this pathetic srilanka to play semifinal almost ignoring kiwis ? WhyRecommend

  • Kamran Ilyas
    Feb 21, 2015 - 12:44AM

    I don’t agree, these are the only expected results which can be worked out by anyone on a paper, there could have been some reliability had the scores been provided as well. I don’t think India would be able to beat Newzealand in Newzealand, similarly Srilanka at the moment is better side than Pakistan so odds are in their favour. Outside Asia especially India, South Africa is better side than India, so they can beat India quite comfortably and even in these conditions West Indies can beat India as well. So this match fixing thing is without any logical evidence, hence cannot be relied upon. Recommend

  • SGN
    Feb 21, 2015 - 12:51AM

    So now ET is in the business of taking WhatsApp spam and turning it into news items. Another utter embarrassment for ET “journalism”. Recommend

  • Feb 21, 2015 - 12:54AM

    Could be true but we must be hopeful that it is not true, and that too coming from Indian media. How can we believe itRecommend

  • Raisani
    Feb 21, 2015 - 1:00AM

    There will always be watta satta in our cricket. We can’t just do anything about it. Recommend

  • Shoaib Bhatti USA
    Feb 21, 2015 - 1:18AM

    Tribune Seriously…. stop copying crap. TOI doesn’t have any credibility and you sure are loosing what ever credibility you have as well. We need to support our team at this point. TOI is having a field day criticizing our team for just about anything. I pray that Misbah will Insha Allah lift the World cup trophy for Pakistan in Melbourne. Recommend

  • Asad
    Feb 21, 2015 - 1:31AM

    you know what, I hope its fixed, atleast we’ll make it to the quarter finals this way… Recommend

  • Irelandforthewine
    Feb 21, 2015 - 1:35AM

    You are wrongRecommend

  • Feroz
    Feb 21, 2015 - 1:46AM

    If India gets to the semi finals and meets South Africa, they will send South Africa packing. South Africa has a fantastic record in league matches and horrible nerves in big games, Indian record is opposite.Recommend

  • Dom
    Feb 21, 2015 - 1:50AM

    Even last World Cup was fixed. Only money matters for these mofo (players(some), cricket boards, icc(Indian cricket council), management, bookies,…). Ian botham was right IPL kind of things will be doom the cricket future. I have stopped watching cricket now because of these fixings. Recommend

  • Babar ali
    Feb 21, 2015 - 2:11AM

    According to the results the seedings in quarter finals are All wrong and the teams will not play accordingly. This is a HoaxRecommend

  • salman
    Feb 21, 2015 - 2:20AM

    Source taken as of TOI just sums up the creditability of this news. Moreever, it is further sign of E.T’s slidding stature where such news and that too taken from TOI, makes headline on the website.Recommend

  • jahanzebish
    Feb 21, 2015 - 6:48AM

    rubbish…accoring to the schedule the winner of QF1 will play the winner of QF3 in the semi-final. So if india and austrlia are the winner of QF1 and QF2, how come they play each other in the semi..? total rubbish…Recommend

  • mithun anand
    Feb 21, 2015 - 7:48AM

    A hot betting is now going on..will it be a total of 100 runs for Team Pakistan? Why you all think of conspiracy and sabotage when you fail? Without the preparation from club level and of proper training how do you expect a team to be successful ?

  • gulshan
    Feb 21, 2015 - 8:36AM

    Pak should stop playing against any other country except India because main aim of its life is to beat India no matter how many defeats it faces in bargain. Pak politicians and public openly declares that world cup for Pakistan is over after its defeat by India. The same mind set forces Pak to adopt measures internal and external to country to cause injury to India , Indian populace retaliates with same hatred and this hatred from both sides shall continue , no solution in sight to change mind set.Recommend

  • pakistani
    Feb 21, 2015 - 9:40AM

    Pakistan are struggling hard to prove TOI wrong…..1-4Recommend

  • abhi
    Feb 21, 2015 - 9:41AM

    To prove this fixing allegation wrong. Pakistani team has decided to lose against west indies.Recommend

  • Suvranshu Guha
    Feb 21, 2015 - 10:09AM

    Today Pakistan defeated West IndiesRecommend

  • sad
    Feb 21, 2015 - 10:13AM

    the purported schedule is and always a COMPLETE FAILURE Pakistan team has finally lost to a low-ranked West Indies. I think Pakistan and England are competing each other on who could give the worst performance.Recommend

  • sad
    Feb 21, 2015 - 10:18AM

    Pakistan team makes sure that their game remains unpredictable and poor. Hats off to Pakistan team to prove the allegation wrong.Recommend

  • PrasadDeccani
    Feb 21, 2015 - 10:22AM

    “why the ICC conduct the matches with spending huge amount?”

    Because it makes huger amount in that process.Recommend

  • IndianTroll
    Feb 21, 2015 - 10:49AM

    TOI released this bit of news for the benefit of our naive Pakistani brothers it would seem.Recommend

  • Last Word
    Feb 21, 2015 - 11:37AM

    WI having won makes this prediction go totally wrong but losing four wickets for one run really requires some effort to achieve, which appears to be fixed. Pressure will be on Pakistan to beat Ireland with similar margin as today otherwise it is out of the WC. One of the minnows from this group is surely going to make it Q/F, kind courtesy Pakistan.Recommend

  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Feb 21, 2015 - 11:58AM

    “A purported schedule of World Cup 2015 matches and their allegedly ‘fixed’ results, show that Pakistan will win against West Indies on Saturday but will only get as far as the quarter-finals in the tournament, the Times of India reported on Friday.”
    Now where is ICC and ICC’s match fixing investigation department and why ICC is silent on this news????Recommend

  • Khan
    Feb 21, 2015 - 12:46PM

    Pakistan lost to WI, it shows all matches are not fixed. India Pak match and similar high profile matches may be fixed. Some predictions are straight forward and it may not be due to fixing. I think Australia will win world cup.Recommend

  • Feb 21, 2015 - 1:41PM

    This whatsapp message is itself a hoax these are not the results but simply predictions, Pak vs Wi match result was predicted pak to win but Wi thrashed them by 150 runs now this idiot who claims the WC is fixed will update the message and will say Wi win in the same match. if India comes 2nd in the group how can they face Nz, this is utter nonsense. As A1 will face B4.Recommend

  • rk singh
    Feb 21, 2015 - 2:08PM


    Pakistan cannot even make it to quarter finals with the present form. They still have match with S Africa which Pakistan will lose for sure. Ireland I am sure can beat Pakistan with their present form now. Which makes 4 teams from group B

    West Indies

  • Sarah B.
    Feb 21, 2015 - 2:27PM

    Ok so one scenario gone in the opposite direction.

    Wait TOI shed some light on wc2011 while you’re at it as well please. Now that one wasnt fixed was it?Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Feb 21, 2015 - 2:35PM


    *I think its true. like india win against pakistan. that match was also fixed. modi call nawaz and nawaz give him good news that about the match.*

    & going by your hallucination, the Prime Ministers of all the Islands comprising West Indies also called PM Nawaz Sharif before the Pak-WI match today.Recommend

    Feb 21, 2015 - 3:34PM


    Feb 21, 2015 - 3:40PM

    “Fixed? Pakistan to crash out of World Cup 2015 in the quarter-finals”
    Coming from the Home of all illicit practices, one is bound to give it a degree of credibility. ICC Chairman has these issued periodically to increase the betting population and the going rates. Srinavasan has experience and knowledge.This is one such bulletin.Recommend

  • S!D
    Feb 21, 2015 - 4:26PM

    These look more like predictions than match fixings.Recommend

  • betting world
    Feb 21, 2015 - 5:29PM

    the whole world cup is fixed but few matches which are not predictable because the betting of that matches are very high and we can assume that Pakistan matches are all high betting matches

    Pakistan will qualified for quarter final only that news i have but also one another news that one big team will not qualify from group B but group A will predictable

    Final will be between champion vs champion
    qtr finals will between two favorite champions

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Feb 21, 2015 - 5:38PM

    Any how, all patriotic Pakistanis should be thankful to Allah that this team’s exit from the tournament is just a couple of matches away. Imagine if Misbah had won and 20 years from now he would have been jumping on top of a container at D-Chowk threatening to overthrow the government of the day with the help of an umpire.Recommend

  • Jim
    Feb 22, 2015 - 5:10AM

    Stupid journalism, to make a tall story out of someone’s whatsapp prediction. Anyway, now that Pakistan has lost to West Indies, I suppose everyone will more on to the next stupid story based on the next stupid social media output. Recommend

  • Gp65
    Feb 26, 2015 - 10:35AM

    This list said Pakistan would win against WI. It did not and in fact lost badly. It said SA would win against India. It did not. It lost badly. Basically these were just preictions based on current form. Some of it will come true and other will not.Recommend

  • Proud to be Pakistani
    Feb 26, 2015 - 10:49AM

    Absolutely stupid thing … As for now, Pakistan lost to WI and South Africa lost to India, so both predictions went wrong. @All those who are saying about Pak-Ind PM calls, just imagine in the same manner that all the PMs from the 14 teams contesting in the world cup have nothing to do and they are passing their time in gossiping on phone regarding cricket from other PMs (hahahaha)Recommend

  • Sri
    Feb 26, 2015 - 2:15PM

    This prediction is fully wrong. No logic. India just loosing one match against RSA, how can they face NZ in the QF. I mean India wont finish 4th in the Group B if this predictions are correct.Recommend

  • Nishnat
    Feb 27, 2015 - 3:26PM

    Fake news. India has already defeated South Africa. Pakistan has lost to WI. The report is simply based on past experience and a few upset here and there has been predicted. India will not lose to UAE. Neither will Pakistan meet Sri Lanka in Quarter Finals.Recommend

  • rohit sinha
    Mar 8, 2015 - 12:26PM

    both NewZeland and India are group toppers… how r they suppose to play against each other at world cup quarter final?Recommend

  • akash
    Mar 11, 2015 - 6:05AM

    India and newzealand cannot play each othr in the quarter final .. as bth the teams have topped their respective groups so its impossible… Recommend

  • Altaf Hossain
    Mar 12, 2015 - 3:48AM

    you should be banned from getting published. this is the only world cup I feel without any sort of fixings. How could you publish such immature stuff in the name of journalism???
    have you any idea what is journalism???
    you are full of red yellow green grey journalism.Recommend

  • Mar 19, 2015 - 3:22AM

    your predictions was wrong ,india won all the group matches and topped group B list.Recommend

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