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Corruption in cricket
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Hansie Cronje

The most high-profile casualty of the worldwide clampdown on corruption in cricket, Cronje's career was ended by scandal in spring 2000.

He was sacked as South Africa captain when allegations were made that he had accepted money from an Indian bookmaker to influence the outcome of matches.

It was these claims that lifted the lid on the corruption issue and triggered the international probe that resulted in the Indian investigation.

Cronje was himself the subject of a major inquiry earlier in the year by the King Commission in South Africa.

The former batsman told the commission that bookmaker MK Gupta had been introduced to him by ex-Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin during the series in India in 1996.

The CBI report says Gupta admitted paying almost 28,000 to Cronje on the third day of the Kanpur Test to ensure a "South African loss and as an investment for future".

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Mohammad Azharuddin Mohammad Azharuddin
Brian Lara Brian Lara Salim Malik Salim Malik
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Martin Crowe Martin Crowe Aravinda de Silva & Arjuna Ranatunga Aravinda de Silva & Arjuna Ranatunga
Mark Waugh Mark Waugh Manoj Prabhakar Manoj Prabhakar