List of cricketers banned for corruption

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In cricket, match fixing occurs as a match is played to a completely or partially pre-determined result, violating the rules of the game and often the law. In particular, players have been approached by bookmakers and bribed to throw matches or aspects of matches (such as the toss), or provide other essential information. Fixing has happened in both international - including Test matches and One Day Internationals - and domestic cricket. The ban is issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the sport's governing body, or by the respective cricket board(s) to which the player belongs. A ban may be for match fixinours banned under the ICC Cricket Code of Conduct.

International cricket[edit]

Player National team Length of ban Details Reference
1 Mohammed Azharuddin  India Life ban
(Overturned in 2012)
Alleged in 2000 for associating with bookmakers and for allegedly providing information to bookies and introducing Hansie Cronje to betting. On 8 November 2012, the life ban was overturned as the case was deemed unsustainable [1]
2 Ajay Sharma  India Life ban (later lifted by BCCI in 2014) Found guilty in 2000 for associating with bookmakers. [2]
3 Ajay Jadeja  India 5 years
(Overturned in 2003)
Alleged to have associated with bookmakers. [3]
4 Manoj Prabhakar  India 5 years In 2000 he tried to implicate Kapil Dev and others but it backfired as he was found guilty himself. [4]
5 Ata-ur-Rehman  Pakistan Life ban
(lifted in 2006)
Banned in 2000 for dealings with bookmakers. [5]
6 Saleem Malik  Pakistan Life ban
(Overturned in 2008)
Banned in 2000 for offering bribes. First cricketer to get jailed. [6]
7 Hansie Cronje  South Africa Life ban Guilty of accepting monetary rewards from bookmakers for forecasting matches. [7]
8 Herschelle Gibbs  South Africa 6 months Initially agreed to under-perform in an ODI game at Nagpur, but reneged on the deal and scored 74 off just 53 balls. [8]
9 Henry Williams  South Africa 6 months Initially agreed to under-perform in an ODI game at Nagpur by conceding more than 50 runs off of 10 overs, however got injured after bowling 11 legitimate deliveries and 6 wides, conceding 11 runs. [9]
10 Maurice Odumbe  Kenya 5 years Receiving money from bookmakers. [10]
11 Marlon Samuels  West Indies 2 years Passing on team information to an alleged bookmaker. [11]
12 Mohammad Amir  Pakistan 5 years Bowling planned no-balls against England in August 2010. In November 2011 he was sentenced to six months in a young offenders institution by Southwark Crown Court, England, for conspiracy to cheat at gambling and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments.[12] [13]
13 Mohammad Asif  Pakistan 7 years
(2 years suspended)
Bowling planned no-balls against England in August 2010. In November 2011 he was sentenced to 12 months in prison by Southwark Crown Court, England, for conspiracy to cheat at gambling and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments.[14] [15]
14 Salman Butt  Pakistan 10 years
(5 years suspended)
Orchestrating the bowling of no-balls against England in August 2010. In November 2011 he was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison by Southwark Crown Court, England, for conspiracy to cheat at gambling and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments.[16] [17]
15 Danish Kaneria  Pakistan Life ban Arrested in 2010 by police investigating "match irregularities" whilst playing in for Essex, but was cleared of allegations. However, he was found guilty by an England and Wales Cricket Board disciplinary panel and banned for life, a decision which the Pakistan Cricket Board agree to abide to. Kaneria appealed the decision in 2013 but the ban was upheld. [18]
16 Sreesanth  India Life ban{Acquitted from spot fixing in July 2015} Gave 14 runs in an over as planned in an IPL match for Rajasthan Royals against Kings XI Punjab on 9 May 2013.[19] He was arrested on 16 May 2013 for accepting money from bookies to underperform, but was released on bail a month later.[20] [21]
17 Mohammad Ashraful  Bangladesh 8 years
(3 years suspended)
Banned for his involvement in fixing in the 2013 season of the Bangladesh Premier League. [22]
18 Shariful Haque  Bangladesh Indefinite period Banned in September 2012 for approaching players to fix matches in the Bangladesh Premier League [23]
19 Lou Vincent  New Zealand Life ban
Initially banned for failure to report an approach to fix a game in the Bangladesh Premier League for 3 years but was then banned for life after match fixing in English Domestic Cricket. [24]
20 Kaushal Lokuarachchi  Sri Lanka 18 months Banned for failure to report an approach to fix a game in the Bangladesh Premier League. [25]
21 Gulam Bodi  South Africa 20 years Attempting to fix matches in the Ram Slam Twenty20 competition matches in South Africa. [26]
22 Irfan Ahmed  Hong Kong 30 months Banned in April 2016 for failure to disclose "full details of approaches or invitations to engage in corrupt conduct that had been made to him between January 2012 and January 2014" [27]
23 Thami Tsolekile  South Africa 12 years Banned in August 2016 for "contriving to fix" in the 2015 Ram Slam, and failing to disclose the full details of an approach. [28]
24 Mohammad Irfran  Pakistan 1 year Banned in March 2017 for twice failing to report approaches by bookmakers linked to spot-fixing. [29]

First-class cricket[edit]

Player Domestic team Length of ban Details Reference
1 England Mervyn Westfield Essex 5 years Arrested in 2010 by police investigating "match irregularities" whilst playing in for Essex. He was convicted of conspiracy to defraud as part of a spot fixing scam and received a four-month prison sentence. [30][31]
2 India TP Sudhindra Deccan Chargers Life ban "Receiving a consideration to spot-fix" in a domestic game. [32]
3 India Mohnish Mishra Deccan Chargers 1 year Bringing the game into disrepute through "loose talk and unsubstantiated bragging". [32]
4 India Amit Yadav Kings XI Punjab 1 year Spot fixing and match fixing. [32]
5 India Abhinav Bali Kings XI Punjab 1 year Spot fixing and match fixing. [32]
6 India Shalabh Srivastava Kings XI Punjab 5 years Agreeing to and negotiating terms to fix a match. [32]
7 India Ankeet Chavan Rajasthan Royals Life ban Spot fixing. [33]
8 India Amit Singh Rajasthan Royals 5 years Acted as a middleman between the bookies and the Rajasthan Royals cricketers.[34] [33]
9 India Siddharth Trivedi Rajasthan Royals 1 year Failed to report that bookies approached him, even though he had no involvement in match fixing or spot fixing.[35] [33]
10 Pakistan Naved Arif Sussex Life ban Banned for life after admitting to breaching the board's Anti-Corruption Code regarding corrupt activity in connection with the CB40 fixture between Sussex and Kent at Hove in August 2011 [36]
11 India Ajit Chandila Rajasthan Royals Life ban Spot fixing [37]
12 India Hiken Shah Mumbai 5-years Illegal approach [38]
13 South Africa Ethy Mbhalati Titans 10-years Spot Fixing [39]
14 South Africa Jean Symes Highveld Lions 7-years Failing to report a payment [40]
15 South Africa Pumelela Matshikwe Highveld Lions 10-years Spot Fixing [41]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Mohammad Azharuddin". Rediff. Retrieved 2005-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Ajay Sharma". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Player Profile: Ajay Jadeja". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Player Profile: Manoj Prabhakar". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  5. ^ "Player Profile: Ata-ur-Rehman". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  6. ^ "Player Profile: Saleem Malik". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  7. ^ "Player Profile: Hansie Cronje". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  8. ^ "Player Profile: Herschelle Gibbs". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  9. ^ "Player Profile: Henry Williams". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  10. ^ "Player Profile: Maurice Odumbe". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  11. ^ "Samuels found guilty of violating ICC Code". Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  12. ^ "Salman Butt and Pakistan bowlers jailed for no-ball plot". BBC News. 2011-11-03. 
  13. ^ "Player Profile: Mohammad Amir". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  14. ^ "Salman Butt and Pakistan bowlers jailed for no-ball plot". BBC News. 2011-11-03. 
  15. ^ "Player Profile: Mohammad Asif". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  16. ^ "Salman Butt and Pakistan bowlers jailed for no-ball plot". BBC News. 2011-11-03. 
  17. ^ "Player Profile: Salman Butt". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  18. ^ "PCB bars Kaneria from all cricket till result of appeal". Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  19. ^ My confession to police was under duress: Sreesanth
  20. ^ Sreesanth, Chavan released from jail
  21. ^ "Sreesanth: Former India bowler banned for life for spot-fixing". BBC. 
  22. ^ Cricinfo http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/current/story/753529.html. Retrieved 18 June 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. ^ Herald Sun http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/cricket/bangladesh-spinner-shariful-haque-banned-for-spot-fixing/story-e6frfg8o-1226465202270. Retrieved 21 April 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  24. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/story/756729.html. Retrieved 1 July 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  25. ^ Cricinfo http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/current/story/753529.html. Retrieved 18 June 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  26. ^ "Gulam Bodi banned for 20 years for Ram Slam match-fixing attempts". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  27. ^ Cricinfo http://www.espncricinfo.com/hkg/content/story/1000865.html. Retrieved 21 April 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  30. ^ "Kaneria banned for life by ECB". Cricinfo. 2012-06-22. 
  31. ^ "Player Profile: Mervyn Westfield". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  32. ^ a b c d e "BCCI bans 5 Indian players". Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  33. ^ a b c IPL 6 spot-fixing: S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan banned for life by BCCI
  34. ^ Bookies used Rajasthan Royals' pacer Amit Singh to fix deals, say cops
  35. ^ India cricketers Sreesanth, Chavan banned for life for fixing
  36. ^ ECB ban Naved Arif for life
  37. ^ Chandila banned for life, Hiken Shah for five years
  38. ^ Chandila banned for life, Hiken Shah for five years
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  40. ^ [4]
  41. ^ [5]

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