5 Indian cricketers who were banned because of match-fixing
#2 Ajay Sharma
Ajay Sharma was a prolific run-maker in first-class cricket, mainly for Delhi, scoring over 10,000 runs at the high average of 67.46. Given a minimum qualification of 50 innings, only three players (Sir Donald Bradman, Vijay Merchant and George Headley) have bettered this average in first-class cricket.
In 2000, aged 36, his career ended when he received a life ban from cricket after he was implicated in a match-fixing scandal.
In September 2014, Sharma was cleared from all charges related to match-fixing by Delhi district court and has since asked the BCCI to allow him to take part in the Board's activities and those of its Associates.Published 03 Sep 2018, 00:17 IST