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The auction of two IPL franchises in March 2010 led to a string of allegations surrounding the league's operations and those of its stakeholders. The immediate fallout was the sacking of the league's creator Lalit Modi but the IPL has been at the centre of controversy ever since
Dec 15, 2014: Ugra: No defence for officials not acting on crucial information | Nov 23, 2014: Sundar Raman denies misdemeanour allegations
For a game as steeped in tradition as cricket is, the question of how much to rely on technology is a perennial - and is now becoming increasingly complex. The Decision Review System has been controversial since it was first put in place
Cricket's biggest match-fixing scandal was unearthed in 2000, when Hansie Cronje admitted he had accepted money to throw matches. Soon players from other countries were implicated, among them Mohammad Azharuddin and Saleem Malik. Since then, allegations of fixing - including the new phenomenon of spot-fixing - have cropped up sporadically, and it has been acknowledged that bookmakers and the underworld have been active in trying to influence cricket results and specific moments in play. In 2010, scandal reared its head again when three leading Pakistan players were questioned by Scotland Yard and suspended by the ICC over spot-fixing charges.
Nov 24, 2014: 'Everything stems from conflict of interest' | Dec 15, 2014: Ugra: No defence for officials not acting on crucial information
In September 2010 the ICC suspended three Pakistan players - Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt - on allegations of what was later defined as spot-fixing. They were alleged to have carried out specific on-field actions, including bowling no-balls at pre-determined times, during the Lord's Test against England on the instance of a bookie. The three were later handed long bans by the ICC before the matter moved to the British Crown courts, where all three were convicted and sentenced to spells of detention.
As Zimbabwe itself descended into chaos under the increasingly draconian rule of Robert Mugabe, the cricket structure in the country disintegrated, leading to many top players, mostly white, leaving for greener pastures, and the increasing politicisation of the board under Peter Chingoka.
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