So much has happened in world cricket in the corruption field that it is reached the sad stage where nothing surprises anymore.
The claims from The Sunday Times are notable for the lack of names, although the claim that New Zealanders were involved is naturally a cause for concern.
New Zealand Cricket have reacted promptly, as they would, but they are probably hamstrung in the level of their response.
But it is entirely reasonable that a cynic could ask just how much disclosure of New Zealand players, without solid evidence being provided, has to do with a certain defamation case going on in London involving one of the key men in India's cricket structure and the former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns.
Does naming New Zealanders along with Pakistanis equate to raising doubts about the security of New Zealand players help the Modi case in the London trial?
It might seem a little far-fetched, but then so much of what has been done to discredit cricket is far-fetched that just about anything is believable these days.
Where has the ICC's anti-corruption unit been in the midst of all this?
Why does it take a newspaper sting operation to provide evidence for the ACU to get into action?
How much longer can cricket generally put up with these types of accusations?
Now the prospect has been raised of first-class games being part of the betting scene with English county games mentioned in the disclosures.
Given that most scoring of games is done by computer now around the world, it is much easier for information to be transmitted at high speed to those who have a predilection towards having to bet on cricket to get their kicks from it.
Perhaps one of the steps to be taken is to drop Twenty20 cricket. As so much of the talk of corruption is centred around Twenty20 competitions cutting it off at the neck would go a long way to reducing the problem.
Whatever, something needs to be done to remove these stains from the game.
Cricket itself is in danger of losing its appeal for purists who, when watching a sudden batting collapse, have every reason to wonder whether it is the bowling/fielding skills that are the cause of the action or the whim of gamblers far removed from the country the game is being played in.