Corruption in cricket

Though betting on cricket was common in the 19th century, cricket's biggest match-fixing scandal was unearthed in 2000, when Hansie Cronje admitted he had accepted money to throw matches. Players from other countries were also implicated. Since then, even as cricket has gone about strengthening its anti-corruption mechanisms, instances of fixing have cropped up frequently. In 2010, three leading Pakistan players were banned and jailed on fixing charges. In 2013, three Indian players, among them Sreesanth, were arrested for spot-fixing in the IPL.


Ram Slam fixing case: CSA's ACSU officer denies racial discrimination
Ram Slam fixing case: CSA's ACSU officer denies racial discrimination

Louis Cole gives testimony to SJN hearing after claims by several players banned over fixing scandal

Former Sri Lanka Cricket performance analyst Sanath Jayasundara banned for corruption
Former Sri Lanka Cricket performance analyst Sanath Jayasundara banned for corruption

Jayasundara had attempted to bribe a minister to influence selection for a Sri Lanka A tour in 2019

UAE's Qadeer Ahmed handed five-year ban for corruption
UAE's Qadeer Ahmed handed five-year ban for corruption

The sentence will be backdated to October 16, 2019, when he was provisionally suspended by the ICC

How Heath Streak was lured by a corruptor, and caught by the ICC investigators
How Heath Streak was lured by a corruptor, and caught by the ICC investigators

Details of the former Zimbabwe captain's dalliance with corruptor Deepak Agarwal

Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar handed eight-year bans for corruption
Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar handed eight-year bans for corruption

Bans backdated to October 16, 2019, when the two UAE players were provisionally suspended

Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar found guilty of corruption
Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar found guilty of corruption

They were found to be party to attempted match-fixing during the 2019 T20 World Cup qualifier

Verdict reserved in landmark Saleem Malik case
Verdict reserved in landmark Saleem Malik case

Case is being heard by retired judge Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, and judgment is expected in 15 days

Eight days off from release, Nasir Jamshed faces prospect of deportation to Pakistan
Eight days off from release, Nasir Jamshed faces prospect of deportation to Pakistan

Jailed former Pakistan batsman likely to learn of his immediate fate next week

UAE players Amir Hayat and Ashfaq Ahmed suspended for breaching ICC anti-corruption code
UAE players Amir Hayat and Ashfaq Ahmed suspended for breaching ICC anti-corruption code

The two cricketers have been charged with five counts of breaching the code

2015-16 match-fixing: CSA names Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Craig Alexander as whistle-blowers
2015-16 match-fixing: CSA names Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Craig Alexander as whistle-blowers

The board has also denied allegations of racism in the investigation

Team suspended from European T10 league amid corruption concerns
Team suspended from European T10 league amid corruption concerns

Organisers considered abandoning match at innings break due to suspicions

Match-fixing 'kingpin' Ravinder Dandiwal arrested, to be quizzed by BCCI anti-corruption officials
Match-fixing 'kingpin' Ravinder Dandiwal arrested, to be quizzed by BCCI anti-corruption officials

Dandiwal had allegedly passed off a T20 game played in Mohali as one hosted in Sri Lanka

Sangakkara, Jayawardene called up in investigation into 2011 World Cup final
Sangakkara, Jayawardene called up in investigation into 2011 World Cup final

A former SL sports minister has alleged corruption, though no evidence has been made public

'Match-fixing law will be a game-changer in India'
'Match-fixing law will be a game-changer in India'

ICC anti-corruption officer Steve Richardson wants the Indian government to criminalise corruption in sport

PCB turns its back on Qayyum report with Wasim Akram appointment
PCB turns its back on Qayyum report with Wasim Akram appointment

In putting together a cricket committee that will be headed by Mohsin Khan and includes Wasim Akram as a member, PCB chairman Ehsan Mani appeared to cast doubt on the findings and recommendations of Justice Qayyum's report

The story of a corrupt approach at the 2011 World Cup
The story of a corrupt approach at the 2011 World Cup

Canada wicketkeeper Hamza Tariq was only 20 years old when he could have fallen prey to bookies had he not reported it to the ACU. Here's what happened

Danish Kaneria finally admits guilt in Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case
Danish Kaneria finally admits guilt in Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case

The former Pakistan legspinner said he had owned up because he could not "live a life with lies" anymore

Why corruption is a problem too large for cricket to solve itself 
Why corruption is a problem too large for cricket to solve itself 

The legalisation of cricket betting in India would go a long way towards reducing the likelihood of fixing, but will that happen anytime soon?

Irfan to testify against Shahzaib on PCB's behalf
Irfan to testify against Shahzaib on PCB's behalf

Updates of the player hearings conducted by the tribunal investigating the corruption allegations in the 2017 Pakistan Super League

Nasir Jamshed threatens PCB with legal action
Nasir Jamshed threatens PCB with legal action

Placed at the centre of the PSL spot-fixing scandal, Nasir Jamshed is threatening to take the PCB to court for maligning his name