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Everyone thinks Mohammad Azharuddin was a match-fixer. But what is the full story and why was his ban lifted?
Everyone thinks Mohammad Azharuddin was a match-fixer. But what is the full story and why was his ban lifted?

Mohammad Azharuddin’s legacy in Indian cricket is as controversial as it getsMohammad Azharuddin is undoubtedly one of the most divisive figures in the history of Indian cricket. Those who have watched him play would swear that no other batsman could match his elegance. To others, he fell into wrong company and became a traitor who sold his country for money.At a time when the entire country is eagerly anticipating the release of the u

May 12 2016
CSA to charge 5 domestic cricketers due to alleged involvement in match-fixing
CSA to charge 5 domestic cricketers due to alleged involvement in match-fixing

South Africa's premier domestic T20 league has been hit by match-fixing scandalsCricket South Africa (CSA) is set to charge at least five South African cricketers due to their alleged involvement in a match-fixing scandal that threw the Rainbow Nation’s most popular cricket tournament, the Ram Slam T20 Challenge into turmoil, earlier this summer.It has been reported that out of the five cricketers that have made the headlines due t

Apr 30 2016
Former South Africa cricketer faces jail time for match-fixing charges in Ram Slam
Former South Africa cricketer faces jail time for match-fixing charges in Ram Slam

The Ram Slam 2015 was won by the Titans who beat the Dolphins in the finalThere has been an investigation into foul play involved in the 2015 Ram Slam, and the latest revelation, according to Neil Manthorp, is that the leader of the alleged match-fixing activities during the monthlong tournament is a former international South Africa cricketer.In mid-December 2015, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed that its Anti-Corruption and Security Un

Jan 13 2016
A sporting declaration turned sour - The only time a team declared at 0/0
A sporting declaration turned sour - The only time a team declared at 0/0

Hansie Cronje and Nasser Hussain, the two captains involved in this infamous matchEngland tour of South Africa, 5th (Final) Test: South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 14-18, 2000 – a match that had once seemed as the epitome of sporting behaviour between two teams, only to later turn out to be the result of a match-fixing deal.In the recently-concluded rain-affected test match between West Indies and Australia at Sydney,

Jan 8 2016
Stats: Shared Man of the Match awards - An occasion when all 11 players were jointly named MoM
Stats: Shared Man of the Match awards - An occasion when all 11 players were jointly named MoM

When South Africa’s all 11 players got the Man of the Match award, it showed cricket is a team game indeed Probably we have seen or heard many times that two players from the same side share the Man of the Match award in a test match, or sometimes even from two opposite sides. But there was one occasion when all 11 players from a single side had got the Man of the Match award. Man of the Match awards are given to the player

10 great batsmen and their most feared bowlers
10 great batsmen and their most feared bowlers

All great batsmen who have played the game of cricket have come across at least one bowler in their careers who gave them the most trouble and instilled doubt in their minds. While for some they have been legendary pacemen, for some of the others it has been great spinners. There are also a few cases of batsmen struggling most against military medium-pace bowlers. Although some batsmen are hesitant to reveal about the bowlers who worri

Dec 2 2015
5 cricket records that you may not know
5 cricket records that you may not know

Undoubtedly, like many other sports, cricket is also a game of numbers and records. There are many well-known records that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Bradman’s 99.94 Test average or Sachin’s 100 international centuries. Every cricket fan has an idea about Murali’s international wicket haul or Sir Jack Hobbs first class records. But there are few records that we may have not observed of certain players or te

Nov 25 2015
4 biggest controversies from the India-South Africa rivalry
4 biggest controversies from the India-South Africa rivalry

As we are nearing the end of a long 72-day South African tour of India, let’s take a look at some of the biggest controversies from the past that have flared when these two teams have met. When two nations as proud and cricket crazy as these battle for pride, controversies and banter are inevitable. The two nations have had an eventful history of clashes, with incidents ranging from corruption, ball tampering and even unwarranted invo

Nov 24 2015
5 classics between India and South Africa in Tests
5 classics between India and South Africa in Tests

India and South Africa have been involved in many entertaining Test matches India and South Africa, two powerhouses of world cricket, take on each other in the purest form of cricket after a gruelling battle in the limited-over formats. Over the years, there has been some great cricket played between the two teams in Test cricket and we will look forward to more of that in the upcoming four-Test series being played in India. Talking about t

Nov 3 2015
Mohammad Azharuddin vs Hansie Cronje: A Statistical Comparison
Mohammad Azharuddin vs Hansie Cronje: A Statistical Comparison

Cronje (L) and Azharuddin (R) were two iconic players as well as captains until allegations marred their careers The ongoing ‘Freedom Series’ between India and South Africa has seen some young guns firing from all cylinders and proving their worth with brilliant performances. Talking about match winning performances, it is not easy to forget two iconic players who had captured the imagination of the cricketing fraternity with the

Oct 14 2015
10 Best Individual Performances in Ind-SA ODIs
10 Best Individual Performances in Ind-SA ODIs

Both India and South Africa are evenly matched in the 50-over format Ever since South Africa’s induction back into the fold of world cricket, they’ve shared an interesting camaraderie with India. Their Boards are good friends and have bailed each other out time and time again. They have played each other quite a bit. India and South Africa have toured each other a lot as well. While South Africa hold the edge in Tests, the teams

Oct 12 2015
India vs South Africa - The ODI rivalry in numbers
India vs South Africa - The ODI rivalry in numbers

India and South Africa are expected to put up a great fight in the upcoming series The India-South Africa rivalry spans more than two decades. There have been some terrific encounters that have engraved their place in the hearts of many fans around the world. Be it Sachin’s superman innings in Gwalior or Dale Steyn’s fiery spell at Nagpur, matches between the two nations have always produced some fine moments that have glori

Sep 28 2015
Shane Warne picks his greatest South African Test XI
Shane Warne picks his greatest South African Test XI

Warne chose Hansie Cronje as the skipper of his South Africa Test XI  Australian spin wizard Shane Warne has come up with his selection of the greatest South African Test XI, cricket.com.au reports. The 46-year-old enjoyed much success against the Proteas during his playing days and his Test XI of one of his favourite opponents throws in some surprises, the biggest being the choice of Hansie Cronje as skipper of the side. Warne previou

Sep 20 2015
5 cricketers who are hated as much as they are loved
5 cricketers who are hated as much as they are loved

Cricket can be a very cruel game at times. With millions of eyes observing every move, it is not easy to escape the brickbats or the scorn of fans all around the world. Every cricketer has his highs and lows. While some are lucky enough to have the backing of fans no matter what, a few aren’t that lucky. They become the eye of a public storm and transform from heroes to villains in a jiffy in spite of their achievements. Here is

Jun 27 2015
Stats: 10 most successful ODI captains of all time
Stats: 10 most successful ODI captains of all time

Ricky Ponting with his two World Cup trophies as a captain Australia’s Ricky Ponting leads the chart of most successful One-Day International (ODI) captains, followed by South African Hansie Cronje and his compatriot Steve Waugh. The ranks were given on the basis of players leading his team in minimum 100 matches as a captain. Interestingly, Ponting is also the player who has captained a side for the most number of ODI matches (230)

Jun 4 2015
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