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1877

Test cricket's first gambling victim

Nov 5, 2011: England's wicketkeeper was missing from the first Test ever in 1877 because he had been arrested after a fight caused by gambling on a game he was umpiring

Martin Williamson

Some more bad boys

Apr 10, 2008: In January we featured an XI of players who had been barred from the game. Now, in the light of the five-year ban slapped on Shoaib Akhtar by the Pakistan board, here are some more who have been sent to the dog house

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

I fought the law

Nov 9, 2006: Former Zimbabwe batsman Mark Vermeulen's appearance in court in Harare charged with arson is not the first time that cricketers have found themselves in trouble with the law

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson
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