13 Cricketers Who Faced Fixing And Corruption Allegations In Their Careers

Match-fixing is a serious thing in cricket. Porapaatuna doriki nuvvu guilty kaadu ani prove chesukolekapothe, you’re career is gone. Ila past lo chala mandi careers end aipoyayi, chala mandi nijamgane fixing lo participate chesaru mari konthamandi pai ee fixing allegations vachina, over the years lo vaallu ee cases nunchi bayata paddaru, but in between they lost their careers.

Today we are going to take a look at some of the cricketers who faced fixing allegations

1. Saleem Malik

Team: Pakistan
Length of ban: Life ban (Overturned in 2008)

Banned in 2000 for offering bribes. The first cricketer to be banned for a lifetime for corruption, and also the first cricketer to be jailed.

2. Mohammad Azharuddin

Team: India
Length of ban: Life ban (Overturned in 2012)

Alleged in 2000 for associating with bookmakers and for allegedly providing information to bookies and introducing Hansie Cronje to betting. On 8 November 2012, the life ban was overturned as the case was deemed unsustainable

3. Ajay Jadeja

Team: India
Length of ban: 5 years (Overturned in 2003)

Alleged to have associated with bookmakers.

4. Manoj Prabhakar

Team: India
Length of ban: 5 years

In 2000 he tried to implicate Kapil Dev and others, but it backfired as he was found guilty himself.

5. Hansie Cronje

Team: South Africa
Length of ban: Life ban

Guilty of accepting monetary rewards from bookmakers for providing information and for fixing matches.

6. Herschelle Gibbs

Team: South Africa
Length of ban: 6 months

Initially agreed to under-perform in an ODI game at Nagpur, but reneged on the deal and scored 74 off just 53 balls.

7. Marlon Samuels

Team: West Indies
Length of ban: 2 years

Passing on team information to an alleged bookmaker.

8. Mohammad Amir

Team: Pakistan
Length of ban: 5 years

Bowling planned no-balls against England in August 2010. In November 2011 he was sentenced to six months in a young offenders institution by Southwark Crown Court, England, for conspiracy to cheat at gambling and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments.

9. Mohammad Asif

Team: Pakistan
Length of ban: 7 years (2 years suspended)

Bowling planned no-balls against England in August 2010. In November 2011 he was sentenced to 12 months in prison by Southwark Crown Court, England, for conspiracy to cheat at gambling and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments.

10. Salman Butt

Team: Pakistan
Length of ban: 10 years (5 years suspended)

Orchestrating the bowling of no-balls against England in August 2010. In November 2011 he was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison by Southwark Crown Court, England, for conspiracy to cheat at gambling and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments.

11. Danish Kaneria

Team: Pakistan
Length of ban: Life ban

Arrested in 2010 by police investigating “match irregularities” whilst playing for Essex, but was cleared of allegations. However, he was found guilty by an England and Wales Cricket Board disciplinary panel and banned for life, a decision which the Pakistan Cricket Board agree to abide by. Kaneria appealed the decision in 2013 but the ban was upheld. In October 2018, Kaneria finally admits to his involvement in the 2009 spot-fixing scandal.

12. Mohammad Ashraful

Team: Bangladesh
Length of ban: 8 years (3 years suspended)

Banned for his involvement in fixing in the 2013 season of the Bangladesh Premier League season 2.

13. Sreesanth

Team: Rajasthan Royals
Length of ban: Life ban (reduced to 7 years)

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