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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.
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Oct 21, 2014

ICC, BCB appeal against Ashraful's ban reduction

News: The ICC and BCB have jointly appealed against the reduction of Mohammad Ashraful's suspension, and the ruling on five others who were accused in the Bangladesh Premier League corruption case

Mohammad Isam

Oct 19, 2014

Anti-corruption warning from CA

News: Australia's cricketers and officials are on notice to report any instances of match-fixing or other corrupt behaviour before the end of next month, or face up to the consequences of not doing so

Daniel Brettig

Oct 2, 2014

Video Chris Cairns appears in court

News and Analysis: Alan Gardner reports from Westminster Magistrates' Court where Chris Cairns appeared for the first hearing of his trial for perjury

Sep 29, 2014

Ashraful's ban reduced to five years

News: Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful has had his eight-year ban for involvement in corruption reduced to a five-year penalty, with two years suspended

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 18, 2014

ICC, BCB to appeal BPL anti-corruption tribunal's verdict

News: The ICC has announced that it, along with the Bangladesh Cricket Board, will appeal the verdict of the anti-corruption tribunal set up by the BCB to look into allegations of wrongdoing in the Bangladesh Premier League 2013

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 4, 2014

Vincent ban too harsh - NZPA chief

News: Heath Mills, the head of the New Zealand Players Association, says the life ban on Lou Vincent for match fixing, despite his cooperating with the ICC, might deter other players from coming forward to report corruption

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 1, 2014

'My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat'

News: Lou Vincent, the former New Zealand batsman, has publicly accepted that he fixed matches

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 21, 2014

Why punishment may not be the best way to deal with fixers

Guest Column: It may seem like a soft touch, but getting convicted match-fixers to seek forgiveness from their victims - team-mates, officials and fans - could help build a movement against fixing

Tim Hall

Jun 21, 2014

Lokuarachchi to appeal 18-month ban

News: Sri Lanka's slow-bowling allrounder Kaushal Lokuarachchi has said that he will appeal the severity of the 18-month ban handed down by the BPL anti-corruption tribunal on Wednesday

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 10, 2014

Cricket's twin towers of evil

The Cordon: If the game's custodians are serious about stamping out fixing and chucking they must empower umpires and encourage respected players to speak out and share information about wrongdoing

V Ramnarayan

Jun 10, 2014

BPL tribunal terms ACSU investigations into league 'flawed'

News: The Bangladesh Premier League's anti-corruption tribunal has criticised the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit's decision to allow a tainted game to go ahead in order to firm up its evidence against the persons involved in corruption

Mohammad Isam

Jun 8, 2014

BPL tribunal hands over findings to ICC, BCB

News: The "reason judgement" from the BPL anti-corruption tribunal has been received by the the ICC and the Bangladesh Cricket Board

Mohammad Isam

May 30, 2014

Cairns takes aim at accusers

News: Chris Cairns has taken aim at his accusers and again claimed he was innocent of match-fixing allegations made against him

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 29, 2014

Delay in long verdict on BPL corruption case

News: The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) corruption tribunal will take extra time to complete its detailed verdict, according to Justice Khademul Islam Chowdhury, the convener of the three-member committee

Mohammad Isam

May 27, 2014

Sussex 'hurt' by fixing revelations

News: Sussex have made clear their shock and anger at the revelations of alleged match-fixing involving former players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif, who were last week charged with corruption by the ECB

Alan Gardner

May 26, 2014

Step up, captains

Martin Crowe: We can't trust administrators or politicians to get us out of the current crisis. Captains, both current and former, need to take the reins

Martin Crowe

May 24, 2014

Cairns travelling to London for police interview

News: ICC chief David Richardson has said the investigation into corruption in cricket, centering on the testimonies of Lou Vincent and Brendon McCullum, will be completed in a matter of weeks

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 24, 2014

Vincent has 'no deal whatsoever' with ICC - lawyer

News: Lou Vincent's lawyer, Chris Morris, has said Vincent had not cut any deal "whatsoever" with the ICC in return for revealing information on alleged corruption in cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 23, 2014

Players must police their game

Mark Nicholas: National boards need to create an environment where open discussion about dodgy behaviour and whistle-blowing is encouraged

Mark Nicholas

May 23, 2014

Vincent expects more corruption charges

News: Lou Vincent expects more corruption charges to be laid against him in the near future after the ECB took action in relation to alleged fixing in county cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 23, 2014

Vincent to face CLT20 charges

News: Lou Vincent will be charged with fixing offences under the anti-corruption code of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament, jointly administered by the governing bodies of India, Australia and South Africa

Daniel Brettig

May 19, 2014

Video O' Brien: I wanted Vincent to come clean

News and Analysis: Former New Zealand pacer Iain O' Brien talks about confronting Lou Vincent in 2012, and the pressing need for the cricketing world to tackle spot-fixing

Mar 25, 2014

Video 'Court has come down with a sledgehammer'

News and Analysis: Sharda Ugra, Jayaditya Gupta and Gaurav Kalra discuss the Supreme Court of India's recommendation that N Srinivasan should step down as BCCI president

Dec 28, 2013

Video IPL scandal: Did the BCCI do enough?

Review 2013: Daryll Cullinan, Mark Butcher, Jarrod Kimber, Sharda Ugra, Sambit Bal and David Hopps look back on the IPL's betting and fixing imbroglio

Sep 14, 2013

Video 'They let the big fish get away' - Sreesanth's lawyer

News and Analysis: Sreesanth's legal counsel Rebecca John on the life ban handed out to him by the BCCI

Sep 13, 2013

Video A welcome but flawed verdict

News and Analysis: Aakash Chopra, Sharda Ugra and Jayaditya Gupta discuss the BCCI's verdict on the players it found guilty of fixing during IPL 2013

Sep 9, 2013

Video Ajit Chandila granted bail

News and Analysis: ESPNcricinfo presenter Raunak Kapoor, who has a degree in law, explains the Delhi court's decision to grant bail to Ajit Chandila, one of three Rajasthan Royals cricketers accused in the IPL spot-fixing case

Aug 14, 2013

Video Isam: Sense of pride that Bangladesh is fighting corruption

News and Analysis: ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent Mohammad Isam talks about the implications of the charges against nine individuals involved in corruption in the BPL

Aug 6, 2013

Video Dravid: 'No player can say he didn't know about the issue of fixing'

Interviews: Rahul Dravid talks to ESPNcricinfo editor-in-chief Sambit Bal about the education players receive on fixing and why indulging in such activities should be a criminal offence

Aug 6, 2013

Video Dravid: 'Credibility in eyes of public is extremely important'

Interviews: Rahul Dravid speaks to ESPNcricinfo editor-in-chief Sambit Bal about the regard Indian fans have for their cricketers and how it would be "sad" if some of that respect is lost

Aug 6, 2013

Video Dravid: 'Fixing has got to be made a criminal offence'

Interviews: Rahul Dravid talks to ESPNcricinfo editor-in-chief Sambit Bal about dealing with the charges of spot-fixing against his Rajasthan Royals team-mates, why it is vital for the law to be involved in policing cricket and how credibility is of utmost importance

Aug 5, 2013

Audio Does credibility matter to the BCCI?

News and Analysis: Sanjay Manjrekar and Sambit Bal talk about the sticky situation the Indian board finds itself in, and its president, who has become a magnet for negative opinion

May 25, 2013

Video 'Srinivasan's position hopelessly untenable'

News and Analysis: Following CSK official Gurunath Meiyappan's arrest, Sharda Ugra, Jayaditya Gupta and Nitin Sundar discuss possible measures the BCCI can take to clean up the system in the midst of the IPL's current credibility crisis

May 21, 2013

Video We want the IPL to finish off on a good cricket note - Fleming

Press Conference: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on the ongoing alleged spot-fixing problem that has clouded IPL 2013

Nov 14, 2011

Audio 'National boards must lead fight against corruption'

Time Out: In one of his last recordings, Peter Roebuck, who died on November 12, joined Harsha Bhogle and Osman Samiuddin to discuss the challenges for players and administrators in the aftermath of the spot-fixing convictions

Nov 3, 2011

Audio The tip of the fixing iceberg?

Switch Hit: Butt, Asif and Amir are sent to prison after being found guilty in the spot-fixing trial. Is this the end or are there further revelations? Should the ICC do more?

Apr 12, 2011

Audio The Famous Four

Switch Hit: We talk to Chris Read and Tamim Iqbal, recipients of Wisden accolades, but what happened to the mystery fifth nominee? Plus, Miller gets Stoked about Ben. The Switch Hit team take a look at the opening round results from the County Championship

Sep 30, 2010

Audio India v Australia: still cricket's final frontier?

Switch Hit: Is a two-Test series enough for such a prestigious match-up? The panel look ahead to the Border-Gavaskar trophy with exclusive comment from Shane Warne.

Sep 16, 2010

Audio 'The other boards need to put pressure on the PCB'

Bowl at Boycs: Geoff Boycott answers readers' queries on the modern ailment of poor footwork, the problems of West Indies cricket, and what needs to be done about match-fixing

Sep 15, 2010

Audio Will the new Test championship proposals work?

Switch Hit: We evaluate the ICC's ideas for the revival of Test cricket. Plus, reaction from the England v Pakistan ODIs and a chat with KP's new coach Graham Ford.

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