Cricket is called a 'Gentleman' game, but the name 'Gentleman' of cricket has been embarrassing due to match-fixing by players many times.
Today, we will name the names of the 10 players whose name was fixated due to fixing by the players in cricket.
Former South African captain Hansie Cronze was considered to be one of South Africa's greatest players, but his image in South Africa was poor when his name came in the match fixing.
After this Cronze had correctly told the accusations of fixing himself, after which the South Africa Board banned him for ever. Two years after Cronze was banned, he died in a plane crash.
Mohammad Azharuddin has also finished his career due to the name of fixing. Mohammad Azharuddin could only play 99 Tests in his career due to his name in the match fixing.
Manoj Prabhakar could not take forward after the 1996 World Cup due to his name being mentioned in his cricket career. Manoj had alleged that he tried to implicate his fellow cricketers, including Kapil Dev, in the match fixing, but the BCCI had imposed a five-year ban on them and after which he could never play for the Indian team.
South African legendary opener Herschelle Gibbs has also been accused of fixing. However, Gibbs had left only after a 6 month ban.
Besides Hansie Cronje and Herschelle Gibbs, South Africa's Henry Williams has also been caught in fixing allegations. Henry Williams was banned for six months by the South Africa Cricket Board, but after that he has never been included in the South African team.
West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels has also been accused of fixing India's tour in 2007, and for this reason he has also suffered a two year ban from cricket.
The Indian middle-order batsman Ajay Jadeja has also been caught in the charge of fixing in 1999 due to which he was banned for 5 years but after that he could never play for the Indian team.
Pakistan's opener Salman Butt has also been caught in the spot-fixing scandal in England in 2010-11, after which he was in prison for some time and the PCB had imposed a five-year ban on him which is now over. He is currently playing domestic cricket in Pakistan but still he is waiting for Pakistan to return to the national team.
Pakistan's fast bowler Mohammad Asif was also involved in spot-fixing during the tour of England in 2010-11 and the PCB had also banned him for five years.
Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Aamir was also trapped in spot-fixing during the 2010-11 tour of England with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, who also had a five-year ban on the PCB. However, Mohammed Aamir has now been barred from the five-year ban, and he is currently also playing from the national team of Pakistan and performing well.Image Copyright: Google/wikipedia