Famous Cricketers Whose Career Ended Because Of Match-Fixing
August 5, 2023
BY Sanjay Verma
Former Indian All-rounder Manoj Prabhakar was charged by BCCI for involvement in match-fixing and was handed five years ban from cricket.
Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Asia was charged in 2010 for spot-fixing and was handed seven-year ban with two-year suspension by ICC.
Danish Kaneria was guilty of a corruption charge and was banned for a lifetime. In October 2018, Kaneria admitted involvement in the 2009 spot-fixing scandal.
Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin was one of the finest batters India ever produced but the allegations of match-fixing ended his career and he was handed a life ban. It was overturned in 2012.
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt was handed a 10-year ban by ICC and was also suspended for five years. He was also sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Another Pakistani player Salim Malik faced a life ban in 2000 for offering bribes. He became the first cricketer to be jailed.
2011 World Cup winner S. Sreesanth was found guilty of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League and was banned for a lifetime but later the ban was reduced to seven years.
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Former South Africa captain Hansie Cronje faced a lifetime ban for match-fixing. He was found guilty of taking money from the bookmakers.