5 famous Indian cricketers who were banned for match-fixing
Match fixing is to some extent an unignorable part of cricket since forever. There are always controversies going on whenever there in a win or loss in cricket matches that are highly unlikely and rumors start to spread about match fixing or spot fixing. Match fixing refers to the predetermine result of the match whereas spot fixing refers to a certain portion of the match that is predetermined.
We bring you today 5 Indian International cricketers who were banned after they were found guilty of fixing.
Mohammed Azharuddin is currently an Indian politician, well known as a middle-order batsman, Azharuddin’s cricket career came to a halt when he was accused of being involved in the infamous match-fixing scandal of 2000.
In 2012 November, the Andhra Pradesh Court lifted the ban describing it as “unsustainable” but by then Azharuddin was 49 years old and too old to get back to cricket.
2. Ajay Jadeja
Currently a cricket commentator, Ajay Jadeja was one of the well-known top performer cricketers but his career was affected when he was accused of match-fixing and a 5-year ban was imposed on him from cricket. The ban was later lifted by Delhi High Court, making Jadeja eligible to play domestic and international cricket.
Manoj Prabhakar was a part of Indian cricket team until 1996 and was a right arm medium pace bowler. Prabhakar was charged to be involved in Tehelka’s expose of match-fixing and was banned by BCCI. He was also dismissed from his coaching role with Delhi cricket team in 2011 after he publicly criticized the players and selectors.
On May 16th,2013, Sreesanth along with two of his Rajasthan Royal teammates, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan from Mumbai on charges of spot fixing during IPL 6. Sreesanth however always maintained the statement of being innocent and says that he was forced to sign confession statements.
Ajay Sharma was a prolific run-maker in first class cricket, mainly for Delhi. He scored over 10,000 runs at high average of 67.46.In 2000, Ajay Sharma was handed life- ban for his involvement in match-fixing. He was found guilty for having associations with bookmakers.
However later in 2014, he was cleared from all the charges.