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In September 2014, former England Captain Ian Botham delivered the 2014 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's. In his speech, he said "X" provides the "perfect opportunity for betting and therefore fixing" and believes "players are slaves to it". He added: "I'm worried about the "X" - in fact, I fear it shouldn't be there at all.It is changing the priorities of world cricket."

What was he talking about?

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