The Stanford meltdown
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When Allen Stanford began to invest millions of dollars in cricket in 2005, he was painted as the saviour of the game in the West Indies. In February 2009, though, shortly after it was announced he was re-evaluating his association with Caribbean cricket, Stanford was charged by the USA's Securities and Exchange Commission of a "fraud of shocking magnitude". He was arrested and indicted in June 2009 and sentenced to a 110-year jail term in June 2012
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Jun 14, 2012

Allen Stanford jailed for 110 years in fraud case

News: Allen Stanford, the disgraced Texan cricket financier, has been sentenced to 110 years in prison by a US federal judge after being found guilty of a multi-billion dollar fraud.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mar 6, 2012

Stanford found guilty of $7billion fraud

News: One of the most embarrassing misjudgments in the history of English cricket has ended with Allen Stanford, the disgraced Texan financier, being found guilty of a multi-billion dollar fraud

David Hopps

Dec 21, 2010

Stanford failings known two years before ECB deal

News: Fresh questions about the ECB's judgement over entering into a business partnership with disgraced financier Allen Stanford have been raised

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 2, 2010

Sagas, strife and silver linings

Features: West Indies started the year on a high, plunged into crisis, and seemed to revive at the tail-end

Vaneisa Baksh

Oct 6, 2009

A win here would be good for the Caribbean - Ganga

News: gainst the backdrop of the players dispute threatening to tear apart West Indies cricket, Trinidad & Tobago captain Daren Ganga said the team has a leading role to play in representing the entire region

Jamie Alter in Bangalore

Aug 28, 2009

Allen Stanford hospitalised

News: Allen Stanford, who was due to appear in a Houston court on Thursday, was hospitalised with an irregular heartbeat and high pulse

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 30, 2009

UK fraud office freezes Stanford's assets

News: Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) have frozen $US100 million (£60 million) of UK assets related to Allen Stanford, the Texan billionaire facing charges of fraud

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 25, 2009

Handcuffed Stanford pleads not guilty

News: Allen Stanford has pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud, conspiracy and obstruction

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 20, 2009

Stanford indicted in $7bn fraud case

News: Allen Stanford, the Texan billionaire, has been indicted on fraud, obstruction and conspiracy charges

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 19, 2009

Stanford arrested in US

News: Allen Stanford, the Texan billionaire, has surrendered to US authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 25, 2009

Unrepentant Clarke comes out fighting

News: Giles Clarke, the ECB chairman, has said he remains unrepentant in spite of the criticism aimed at the board, while revealing that he received over 9000 emails urging him not to resign

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 22, 2009

Collier stands firm despite Stanford fallout

News: David Collier, the ECB chief executive, has stated he will not resign in wake of the Allen Stanford fiasco

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 21, 2009

We checked on Stanford - WICB

News: Donald Peters, the chief executive of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), has said his board did attempt to do background checks on Allen Stanford before entering into a five-year deal with him along with the ECB

Garth Wattley

Feb 20, 2009

Stanford found in Virginia

News: After 48 hours below the radar, Allen Stanford has been located in Virgina and served with the complaint from the Securities and Exchange Commission by FBI officials

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 20, 2009

Stanford owes Trinidad board almost $200,000

News: The Stanford Group of Companies owes the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board almost US$200,000

Feb 20, 2009

ECB terminates Stanford contracts

News: The ECB has decided to terminate its contracts with the Stanford group but the pressure on Giles Clarke and David Collier continues to mount

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 19, 2009

Stanford 'dirty money' concerns counties

News: Rod Bransgrove has suggested that the first-class counties hand back the £18,000 they each received as a result of England's participation in the Stanford 20/20 for 20

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 19, 2009

Million-dollar cricketers may not have been paid

News: The fallout from the Stanford scandal continues to be felt with reports that some of the West Indian players who scooped the US$1 million-a-head jackpot in last November's Stanford 20/20 for 20 have not been paid

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 19, 2009

Stanford leaves West Indies board out of pocket

News: The West Indies Cricket Board has not been paid the US$3.5 million fee owed to it from the Stanford 20/20 for 20 tournament last November

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 19, 2009

Stanford associate accuses ECB of 'naivety'

News: ECB chairman Giles Clarke came under renewed attack after a former associate of the billionaire accused the board of "naivety"

ESPNcricinfo staff
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