13 October 2012. In a successful media sting, India TV caught six umpires from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka taking bribes. This happened during the warm-up stages of the recent Twenty20 (T20) World Cup in Sri Lanka. An International Cricket Council spokesman said it was important to note the umpires were not ICC sanctioned, rather they had been appointed by their local boards. They had also not been used in the competition proper. T20 events are more prone to corruption than the others. A T20 game is much shorter than the traditional cricket. The shorter the game, the easier it is to affect its outcome. A T20 game is completed in about three and half hours, with each innings lasting around 100 minutes (with a 10–20-minute interval), thus bringing the game closer to the time span of other popular team sports. Some argue that as players are generally well paid in Twenty20 tournaments theoretically the lure for more money should not be as great.