Match Fixing Scandal

  • Delhi Police set to file chargesheet in 2000 match-fixing case July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: After 13 years, Delhi Police is set to file a chargesheet in the cricket match-fixing scandal unearthed in 2000 in which former South African captain Hansie Cronje and others were named as an accused. Delhi Police is also readying its first chargesheet in the spot-fixing case involving three cricketers,...
  • Misbah non-committal on reduction of Aamer ban February 3, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said on Thursday that he was saddened by the case of former paceman Mohammad Aamer, who was released from a jail in Britain this week after pleading guilty to corruption and spot-fixing. The 19-year-old was freed from Portland Prison in England on Wednesday after serving half...
  • No spot-fixing jibes, promises Pietersen January 16, 2012

    Dubai: England batsman Kevin Pietersen promised there will not be any spot-fixing jibes aimed at Pakistan players when the two teams meet in the first Test in Dubai on Tuesday. The three-Test series is the first between the two nations since the 2010 spot-fixing scandal, which ended in lengthy bans and...
  • Butt and Amir to stay imprisoned November 24, 2011

    London: The appeals of Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir have been dismissed by a Lord Chief Justice, leaving their jail terms as handed down earlier this month in a London court. The pair, who had been found guilty of conspiracy to cheat and accept corrupt payments in the...
  • Butt and Amir appeals to be heard next week November 18, 2011

    London: Britain's top judge will next Wednesday hear appeals by Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir against their sentences for spot-fixing, a judicial official said. Former Pakistan captain Butt, 27, was on November 3 sentenced to two and a half years in prison and fast bowler Amir, 19, was sentenced...
  • Congress MPs want Azharuddin's life ban lifted November 22, 2009

    New Delhi: The Congress is trying to revoke the life ban on former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin. A Congress MP from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Azharuddin is serving a life ban from the BCCI for his involvement in the match-fixing scandal that rocked Indian cricket in 2000. Ajay Sharma, another former cricketer,...
  • I'm not interested in looking back: Azhar February 20, 2009

    Mohammed Azharuddin, one of India's most successful captains, fell out of grace when a match-fixing scandal in 1999 scandalised world cricket and abruptly ended his career. Azharuddin was banned for life and he became a recluse. Ten years later, Azharuddin has got a second chance: in politics. He is returning to...