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Alec Stewart

Former England captain Alec Stewart was paid £5,000 for revealing match information, according to Indian bookmaker MK Gupta.

But there was no suggestion that Stewart, the wicketkeeper-batsman who scored more Test runs than any other player in the 1990s, tried to fix matches.

A report by India's Central Bureau of Invesigation (CBI) included claims from Gupta that he was introduced to Stewart by Manoj Prabhakar during England's tour of India in 1993.

"MK (Gupta) discloses that he paid 5,000 to Alec Stewart in exchange for information about pitch, weather, team composition etc whenever England played," the CBI report said.

Stewart vehemently denied the allegations and Gupta refused to give formal evidence to the International Cricket Council Anti-Corruption Unit.

The England and Wales Cricket Board ruled that there was no "substantive evidence" to justify proceedings against Stewart.

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