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List of cricketers banned for corruption

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 fixing or spot-fixing. Both are misdemeanours banned under the ICC Cricket Code of Conduct.

International cricketEdit

Player National team Length of ban Details Reference
1 Saleem Malik   Pakistan Life ban
(Overturned in 2008)
Banned in 2000 for offering bribes. First cricketer to be banned for lifetime for corruption, and also first cricketer to be jailed. [1]
2 Ata-ur-Rehman   Pakistan Life ban
(lifted in 2006)
Banned in 2000 for dealings with bookmakers. [2]
3 Mohammad 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 [3]
4 Ajay Sharma   India Life ban (later lifted by BCCI in 2014) Found guilty in 2000 for associating with bookmakers. [4]
5 Ajay Jadeja   India 5 years
(Overturned in 2003)
Alleged to have associated with bookmakers. [5]
6 Manoj Prabhakar   India 5 years In 2000 he tried to implicate Kapil Dev and others, but it backfired as he was found guilty himself. [6]
7 Hansie Cronje   South Africa Life ban Guilty of accepting monetary rewards from bookmakers for providing information and for fixing 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 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.[12] [14]
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.[12] [15]
15 Danish Kaneria   Pakistan Life ban Arrested in 2010 by police investigating "match irregularities" whilst playing 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. In October 2018, Kaneria finally admits to his involvement in 2009 spot-fixing scandal.[16] [17]
16 Mohammad Ashraful   Bangladesh 8 years
(3 years suspended)
Banned for his involvement in fixing in the 2013 season of the Bangladesh Premier League season 2. [18]
17 Shariful Haque   Bangladesh Indefinite period Banned in September 2012 for approaching players to fix matches in the Bangladesh Premier League [19]
18 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. [20]
19 Kaushal Lokuarachchi   Sri Lanka 18 months Banned for failure to report an approach to fix a game in the Bangladesh Premier League. [18]
20 Gulam Bodi   South Africa 20 years Attempting to fix matches in the Ram Slam Twenty20 competition matches in South Africa. [21]
21 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" [22]
22 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. [23]
23 Sharjeel Khan   Pakistan 5 years Banned in August 2017 for spot-fixing charges in the Pakistan Super League. [24]
24 Lonwabo Tsotsobe   South Africa 8 years Banned in August 2015 over match fixing</ref>
25 RSA Template:Country data RSG 2 years Banned in 2016 over match fixing

Domestic cricketEdit

Player Domestic team Length of ban Details Reference
1   Mervyn Westfield Essex 5 years Arrested in 2010 by police investigating "match irregularities" whilst playing for Essex. He was convicted of conspiracy to defraud as part of a spot fixing scam and received a four-month prison sentence. [25][26]
2   TP Sudhindra Deccan Chargers Life ban "Receiving a consideration to spot-fix" in a domestic game. [27]
3   Mohnish Mishra Pune Warriors India 1 year Bringing the game into disrepute through "loose talk and unsubstantiated bragging". [27]
4   Amit Yadav Kings XI Punjab 1 year Spot fixing and match fixing. [27]
5   Abhinav Bali Kings XI Punjab 1 year Spot fixing and match fixing. [27]
6   Shalabh Srivastava Kings XI Punjab 5 years Agreeing to and negotiating terms to fix a match. [27]
7   Ankeet Chavan Rajasthan Royals Life ban Spot fixing. [28]
8   Amit Singh Rajasthan Royals 5 years Acted as a middleman between the bookies and the Rajasthan Royals cricketers.[29] [28]
9   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.[30] [28]
10   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 [31]
11   Ajit Chandila Rajasthan Royals Life ban Spot fixing [32]
12   Hiken Shah Mumbai 5-years Illegal approach [32]
13   Sreesanth Kings XI Punjab Life ban(reduced

to 7 years.Going to resume from 13th September 2020)

Gave 14 runs in an over as planned in an IPL match for Rajasthan Royals against Kings XI Punjab on 9 May 2013.[33] He was arrested on 16 May 2013 for accepting money from bookies to underperform, but was released on bail a month later and acquitted by court .[34] [35]
14   Ethy Mbhalati Titans 10-years Spot Fixing [23]
15   Jean Symes Highveld Lions 7-years Failing to report a payment [23]
16   Pumelela Matshikwe Highveld Lions 10-years Spot Fixing [23]
17   Sharjeel Khan Spot Fixing in PSL [36]
18   Nasir Jamshed Spot Fixing in PSL [37]
19   Khalid Latif (cricketer) Spot Fixing in PSL [38]
20   Mohammad Irfan Spot Fixing in PSL [39]
21   Mohammad Nawaz Spot Fixing in PSL [40]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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