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    Cronje match-fixing case to be re-opened

    The match-fixing scandal which involved late South African skipper Hansie Cronje is expected to be re-opened by the Delhi Police.

    The match-fixing scandal which involved late South African skipper Hansie Cronje is expected to be re-opened by the Delhi Police. (Getty Images)

    New Delhi: The match-fixing scandal which involved late South African skipper, Hansie Cronje is expected to be re-opened by the Delhi Police, according to reports.

    Delhi police are waiting on a forensic laboratory report which Cronje admitted to in 2000, the Indian Express reported.

    Even though Cronje died in an air crash in 2002 before he could be charged, the case has been revived after British authorities responded to a 2007 letter sent by Delhi police seeking details about London based bookie, Sanjiv Chawla, who is a key suspect.

    Cronje was forced to step down as captain after match-fixing allegations surfaced in 1999.

    British authorities have shared information with the Delhi Police to assist their investigation, should further probing be necessary.

    It comes in the wake of the criminal conviction of three Pakistani cricketers, Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir for their involvement in a recent spot-fixing scandal.