Naming famous former Pakistan national cricketers, the agent said: ‘It has been happening for centuries. It’s been happening for years. Wasim [Akram], Waqar [Younis], Ijaz Ahmed, Moin Khan – they all did it.’

Majeed, 36, complained Pakistan cricket players were paid ‘peanuts’ but said there was ‘very big money’ to be made from match-fixing.

‘I’ve been doing this with the Pakistani team now for about two-and-a-half years and we’ve made masses and masses of money. You can make absolute millions.

‘The players will never tell anybody else. They’re the ones that approached me about this. This is the beauty of it,’ he added.

Prosecutors at Southwark crown court allege Majeed, from Croydon, south London, conspired with Pakistan’s former Test captain, Salman Butt, 27, and fast bowlers Mohammad Asif, 28, and Mohammad Amir, 19, to fix parts of the Lord’s Test between England and Pakistan in August 2010.

Butt and Asif, who are standing trial, deny conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments.

The case continues.

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