Cricket, which is called the gentleman’s game, has never been untouched with corruption news. Although International Cricket Council (ICC) and cricket boards have introduced strict laws against it, cricketers get involved in such controversies which eventually broke the trust of fans.
Subsequently, the players involved in this heinous act had to face severe punishments. They are either banned for life or for some period which surely affects their career and image. We’ve already seen how Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif had faced the heat following the spot-fixing saga back in 2010.
Here, we have mentioned five cricketers who have been banned for corruption:
The Kerela player Sreesanth cemented his place with early success after making a debut in 2005. He was the key member in India’s World Cup 2011 and T20 World Cup 2007 triumphs. But all his notable contribution got erased from everyone’s memory when his name was involved in the match-fixing in Indian Premier League in 2013.
The 37-year old cricketer was, initially, banned for life but then in August 2019, the ban was reduced to seven years. His ban would end in September this year but Sreesanth’s age might create hurdles for his comeback.