Cricket is famous for a gentleman’s sport. So, there have many events that have stain the game.
One of the numerous things that have brought the game into disgrace is the match-fixing controversy.
Biggest Match-Fixing Scandals In Cricket History
Pakistan’s No-Ball Spot-Fixing
Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, Pakistani fast bowling has uncover two stars.
Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were widely consider to be the next generation’s Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
They were caught delivering pre-plan no-balls at England in a Test match at Lords as greed got the better of them.
They were so focuse on bowling the no-ball that they accidentally overstepped the bowling crease by a foot when delivering their balls.
During the inquiry, it was discover that the then-captain, Salman Butt, had meticulously plan the delivery of his bowlers.
The group receive harsh punishment.
Despite the fact that Amir return to cricket after a five-year absence, a stain has permanently engrave on his name.
India’s Indulgence In Match-Fixing
Manoj Prabhakar became a whistleblower and reveale many identities in the match-fixing controversy in Indian cricket, it was the largest exposure ever.
A comprehensive probe reveale the identities of well-known players like Ajay Jadeja and even Kapil Dev.
Prabhakar accuse Kapil Dev of attempting to bribe him in 1994 at a tournament in Sri Lanka when the match-fixing controversy grabbed centre stage.
Kapil Dev quit as coach in September 2000, after less than a year as the team’s coach, due to intense criticism from politicians and fans.
In November 2000, the CBI (India’s main investigative agency) and K. Madhavan (assign by the BCCI to look into match-fixing claims) issue findings exonerating Kapil Dev of any wrongdoing.
The much-discuss IPL was not exempt from the grips of spot-fixing.
In the year 2013, there was a spot-fixing controversy in the league.
The IPL governing board handed out life bans to players like S.Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila as a result of this controversy.
The main co-owners of both Chennai Super Kings (Gurunath Meiyappan) and Rajasthan Royals (Raj Kundra) were found to be guilty of betting after a thorough investigation in 2015.
As a result, they were both bar from participating in any cricketing activity, and CSK and RR were both kick out of the league for a period of two years (2016 and 2017).
Since then, the IPL has been the subject of spot-fixing allegations.
Mohammad Azharuddin’s Part In Match-Fixing
Mohammad Azharuddin was a one-of-a-kind batsman who represent India at the highest level.
He was also a captain, leading India excellently in the 1990s.
The shadow of match-fixing was one incident that utterly change his life.
During one of the inquiries, his name came up.
Hansie Cronje, a former South African captain, confess that Azharuddin was the one who introduce him to the bookmakers.
Hansie Cronje’s Part In Match-Fixing
The conversations between South African captain Hansie Cronje and bookie Sanjeev Chawla were capture by Delhi Police in 2000.
Despite first denying the allegations present by Delhi Police, Hansie Cronje finally broke down and acknowledge all of his wrongdoings.
Hansie Cronje receive a lifelong suspension as a result of this.
Mohammad Azharuddin introduce him to Mukesh Gupta during the third Test at Kanpur in 1996.
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Following his death in a plane crash in 2002, it was reveale through further investigation that Hansie Cronje had more than 70 bank accounts in the Cayman Islands, which were unlawful since they were not notified to the South African Revenue Service.
The South African probe came to an end when he died, but the many stories suggest that match-fixing was far more pervasive than the King Commission had discover.