Cricket is a game where people love to watch with interest. But match fixing is a case which spoils the entire career of a cricketer. International code of conduct came into force from 2002. There are four levels of offences and appropriate penalties for the same. Match fixing is deemed as level four offence and penalty ranges ban for a certain number of matches to lifetime ban. In total, there are 22 cricketers who have been banned for match-fixing in the past 16 years. It shows that cricketers need to be transparent and play for their country with respect so that the spectators don’t feel cheated for the money and time they spend.
- Mohammad Azharuddin
Mohammed Azharuddin one of the finest batsmen of the Indian team, made international debut in 1984-1985. He captained the Indian team in most of 1990’s.He played 99 test matches and 334 One day Internationals for the country. He scored 6,216 runs in test matches and he scored 9,378 runs in One-day Internationals. He was the contemporary of Sidhu, Sachin Tendulkar and created a name for himself. Towards the end of his cricketing career was accused and found guilty of match fixing and banned for life in 2000. BCCI lifted Azharuddin’s ban in 2006. Later he was also elected as in MP for Indian parliament. He is brought in as an expert commentator in IPL now.