10 Famous Cricketers who got involved in Fixing

10 Famous Cricketers who got involved in Fixing:

A note of thanks to Sreesanth, Ankit Chawan, Ajit Chandila, Amit Yadav and Abinav Bali. Here I would not have been writing this article if the controversies didn’t rise up in this IPL season. The insiders of Mumbai and Delhi police hint that still many more are involved in spot fixing. I questioned myself: Whether Cricket is the only game that involves fixing? Answer to this question would be definitely ‘NO’. Fixing of games occurred in the heyday of ancient Greek civilization where the First Olympics where held. Then why are games fixed? Mainly to change the outcome of the game in favor of bettors, therefore they do wish to offer some money to the players of the opponent team.  Other reason could be mutual dislike among the team members towards the captain or any other authority of the team.  Is cricket the game which involved most match fixing incidents? Huh, Cricket lost in this category to Football which is also the most famous sport in the world. Comparing match fixing involved in various sport across the world, we can come to a conclusion that “Popularity of the game is directly proportional to the number of Match fixing cases involved”. For example, Football which has the largest fan base in the world also hold the record for most match fixing cases. Similar case is applicable to Cricket.  Now we are sure that cricket is not the only game involves fixing and India is not the only country for bettors.

10 Famous Cricketers who got involved in Fixing

10 Famous Cricketers who got involved in Fixing

 

When was I about to start the article, I was in a confused state. On what basis should I rank the cricketers who were involved in fixing? There are many factors such as the amount they received for fixing the match, the post and years of experience they hold before they were suspended from the game or the length of ban. The first two factors may result in a tie or not be revealed. Therefore I opted for the third factor ‘Length of Ban’. And this is a more transparent thing. Here I am going to present you the top ten famous cricketers who involved in fixing in the order of number of years they were banned from cricket.

 

10. SALIM MALIK:

9. HERSCHELLE GIBBS, HENRY WILLIAMS:

8. MARLON SAMUELS:

7. MAURICE ODUMBE:

6. AJAY JADEJA:

5. MANOJ PRABAHAR:

4. MOHAMMAD ASIF:

3. SALMAN BUTT:

2. HANSIE CRONJE:

1.MOHAMMAD AZHARUDDIN:

 

He served as the skipper and captain of Indian cricket team till 2000. After the life time ban on Hansie Cronje, Indian government ordered CBI to conduct a probe whether any Indian cricketer was involved in betting. From then on, players came under scanner and their houses were probed. The reports revealed that Mohammad Azharuddin had involved in betting with the help of Ajay Jadega and another team member. Initially Azharuddin reported that he was targeted being a Muslim. Later on he confessed that he received money from bookies. Hence BCCI issued a life time ban on the player.

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