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Mahmood gives cricket trial evidence behind screen

Ex-News of the World journalist gives evidence on match-fixing.

A London courtroom was cleared yesterday to protect the identity of undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood who was giving evidence at the Pakistan cricket match-fixing trial.

The judge, Mr Justice Cooke, also made an order banning publication of sketches or descriptions of the appearance of former News of the World journalist Mahmood when he gave evidence.

Southwark Crown Court heard yesterday that cricket agent Mazhar Majeed, 36, told Mahmood the Australians were "the biggest" when it came to rigging games.

Read more at Press Gazette.