Cricket is one of the most popular sports around the globe, especially in Asia. Lots of fans, followers and viewers are there for the game of cricket who cheer and support their favorite teams and players respectively. In the recent past years and decade there are certain controversies took place in cricket and match fixing is one of them. There are several cricketers who are associated with match fixing and due to it they faced ban as well.
Today we’ll check out the list of players who were involved in the fixing and due it they even face life ban. but before going to see that list, we’ll discuss what a match fixing is.
Cricket match fixing
You might have heard many times that the match was fixed as the result of match was completely out of the your expectations. But it doesn’t happen all the time that match is fixed if the result doesn’t go according to you. But in some matches in past it was found that players were involved in the match.
In general, match fixing is defined as a cricket match is played with predetermined result. It is not compulsory that whole match is played in such a way, even if one ball/over is played with predefined result it is considered as match fixing. The people who fixes the match are known as bookmakers or bookies. If a cricketer contacts or connects with bookie and reveal any kind of match related information ahead of the starting the match, it is also considered as match fixing.
List of players banned from match fixing
|Cricketer||National Team||Found Guilty Year||Ban Duration|
|Saleem Malik||Pakistan||2000||Life Ban (Overturned in 2008)|
|Ata-ur-Rehman||Pakistan||2000||Life Ban (Lifted in 2006)|
|Mohammad Azharuddin||India||2000||Life Ban (Lifted in 2006)|
|Ajay Sharma||India||2000||Life Ban|
|Manoj Prabhakar||India||2000||5 Years|
|Ajay Jadeja||India||2000||5 Years (Overturned in 2003)|
|Hansie Cronje||South Africa||2000||Life Ban|
|Herschelle Gibbs||South Africa||2000||6 Months|
|Henry Williams||South Africa||2000||6 Months|
|Maurice Odumbe||Kenya||2004||5 Years|
|Marlon Samuels||West Indies||2008||2 Years|
|Mohammad Amir||Pakistan||2011||5 Years|
|Mohammad Asif||Pakistan||2011||7 Years (2 Years Suspended)|
|Salman Butt||Pakistan||2011||10 Years (5 Years Suspended)|
|Danish Kaneria||Pakistan||2012||Life Ban|
|Mohammad Ashraful||Bangladesh||2013||8 Years (3 Years Suspended)|
|Lou Vincent||New Zealand||2014||Life Ban|
|Kaushal Lokuarachchi||Sri Lanka||2014||18 Months|
If you know any other cricketer that we missed to list here, please mention in the comment section.