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Cricket - Match & Spot Fixing

Police escort Sanjiv Chawla (wearing mask), key accused in the match-fixing scandal involving former South African cricket team captain Hansie Cronje in 2000, at the airport in New Delhi. Chawla has been extradited and brought to India nearly 20 years after the case was filed in 2000.

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Sanjiv Chawla, a key accused in the match-fixing scandal involving former South African cricket team captain Hansie Cronje in 2000, at crime branch office, in New Delhi. Chawla, accompanied by a crime branch team from London, reached IGI Airport today morning.

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Former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth at Supreme Court, in New Delhi. The Supreme Court today set aside the BCCI disciplinary committee's order imposing a life ban on Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

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A controversy that cast a pall on the game, had cricketers banned and prompted the Supreme Court to order reforms. It ended the BCCI career of N. Srinivasan, while his son-in-law Guru­nath Meiyappan and RR co-owner Raj Kundra were banned for life for betting.

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Sree Santh has got a court reprieve while Ajit Chandila (top) and Ankeet Chavan (below) hope for a pardon from the BCCI

Case: Known for filing a series of applications before BCCI ombudsman “All changes are good and should be accepted. If the court has taken cognisance, I am happy.”

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Case: His PIL against the 2013 IPL betting-fixing scandal led to cleansing of BCCI “It’s an excellent judgement; in fact, it has exceeded my expectations a little.”

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An angry protest holds Sreesanth responsible for spot-fixing during 2013

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Chennai Super Kings, the most consistent team in the IPL, and Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the cash-rich cricket league for two years for betting activities of their key officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra during the 2013 season.

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Chief Justice RM Lodha panel announced its judgement in the IPL spot-fixing matter during a press conference,at New Delhi.

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Chief Justice RM Lodha panel announced its judgement in the IPL spot-fixing matter during a press conference, at New Delhi. Chennai Super Kings, the most consistent team in the IPL, and Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the cash-rich cricket league for two years for betting activities of their key officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra during the 2013 season.

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Combo: BCCI chief N Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan (L) and Rajasthan Royals’s co-owner Raj Kundra. The Supreme Court concluded that both Meiyappan and Kundra were involved in betting.

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Deputy Commissioner of West Zone police G. Sudheer Babu presenting an IPL cricket betting gang after they were arrested along with state of the art equipment and huge cash, at the news conference in Hyderabad.

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Cricketer S Sreesanth leaves after appearing in Patiala House court in New Delhi in connection with IPL fixing case.

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The SC nixes bcci plan for internal probe into IPL spot-fixing scandal, asks the Mudgal panel to do a detailed probe. The ousted bcci boss N. Srinivasan and 12 others had been named in initial probe.

New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, 35, gets a life ban, admits to 18 counts of match- and spot-fixing charges, including English county and Champions League matches. Legend ‘mentor’ still unnamed.

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns arrives at the Auckland airport in New Zealand, after returning from London where he was interviewed by the Metropolitan Police and investigators from the England and Wales Cricket Board and the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit. Cairns has revealed that former New Zealand captains Stephen Fleming and Daniel Vettori have given statements to the International Cricket Council about his alleged role in match fixing.

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Former Punjab and Haryana Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal submitted the report on IPL spot fixing scandal, involving the BCCI chief’s son-in-law.

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At the wedding reception of cricketer S. Sreesanth and "Rajasthan Royal" Bhuvaneshwari Kumari Shekhawat, a.k.a. Nain by friends, a jewellery designer, who stuck by him through the IPL spot fixinng controversy etc. No cricketer went for the wedding or the reception. The reception was at Sreesanth's native place Kothamangalam, Ernakulam district, slightly south of Kochi city. It became a joint function as today also happened to be his father Shantakumaran's 75th b'day.

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At the wedding reception of cricketer S. Sreesanth and "Rajasthan Royal" Bhuvaneshwari Kumari Shekhawat, a.k.a. Nain by friends, a jewellery designer, who stuck by him through the IPL spot fixinng controversy etc. No cricketer went for the wedding or the reception. The reception was at Sreesanth's native place Kothamangalam, Ernakulam district, slightly south of Kochi city. It became a joint function as today also happened to be his father Shantakumaran's 75th b'day.

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Rajasthan Royals pacer S. Sreesanth gets bcci life ban, along with Ankeet Chavan, in ipl spot-fixing case. RR boys Amit Singh (5 years), Siddharth Trivedi (1 year) also get boot. Ajit Chandila’s fate awaited.

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Combo file photos, from left, Cricketer S Sreesanth handed life ban for spot-fixing. Ankeet Chavan banned for five years for spot-fixing.

Going Bananas: Cricketer Sreesanth, recently released on bail in the IPL spot-fixing case, observing the 'Thulabharam' ritual at Sree Poornathrayesa Temple in Kochi

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Cricketer Ankeet Chavan talks to media outside his residence in Mumbai. Chavan was recently released on bail from jail in IPL spot fixing scam.

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Cricketer S. Sreesanth with his mother Savithri and father Shantakumaran Nair at their house in Kochi after he was released on bail in the IPL spot-fixing scam.

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Cricketer S. Sreesanth on his arrival at the International Airport in Kochi after he was released on bail in IPL spot-fixing case.

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Shantakumaran Sreesanth after being released from prison on bail in the IPL spot-fixing case, in New Delhi.

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Sreesanth after being released on bail in the IPL spot-fixing case in New Delhi.

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Stung by the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandals, the BCCI cracked the whip by suspending Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra on charges of gambling and unveiled a 12-point 'Operation Clean-up' in a bid to restore the Twenty20 League's credibility.

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When Wedding Bells Toll Did even forced weddings in a not-distant feudal past exude an air this miasmic? The groom, IPL's tainted Ankeet Chavan, took a break from the cooler to marry Neha Sambari in a ceremony where no one smiled and bouncers directed proceedings.

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File Photo: Rajasthan Royals co-owner Shilpa Shetty with her husband Raj Kundra. Kundra has admitted to indulging in betting and placed bets on his own team, Delhi Police claimed as it confiscated his passport to ensure that he does not leave the country during investigations into the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

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Cricketer S Sreesanth's father and mother Shantakumaran Nair and Savithri Devi during a press conference at their house in Kochi.

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File Photo: A court extended judicial custody of pacer S Sreesanth and 22 others in the IPL spot fixing case till June 18 after Delhi Police informed it has invoked MCOCA provisions against them.

File combo photo: From left, Actor Vindoo Dara Singh and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) principal Gurunath Meiyappan, arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, were granted bail by a local court.

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Owner of Chennai Super Kings, Gurunath Meiyappan being produced at a court in Mumbai.

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Actor Vindoo Dara Singh produced at a court and remanded to the judicial custody in spot fixing scandal, in Mumbai.

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All India Students' Association activists protest in front of Ministry of Sports office in New Delhi.

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Rajasthan Royals cricketer and an accused in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, Ankeet Chavan poses with his wife Neha Sambari after their marriage in Mumbai.

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File Photo: IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla resigned from the high-profile position in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal that rocked Indian cricket, a development which puts further pressure on the beleaguered BCCI President N Srinivasan to follow suit.

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Bookie Ashwin Agarwal sits inside a car as he leaves after appearing at the Esplande court for spot fixing in cricket, in Mumbai. The BCCI will hold an emergency meeting in Chennai on Sunday to discuss the ongoing spot-fixing scandal in the IPL that led to the resignation of two top officials.

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File photo of BCCI President N Srinivasan (C) Treasurer, Ajay Shirke (R) and Secretary, Sanjay Jagdale (L) at an Emergent Working Committee Meeting to discuss the spot-fixing controversy recently. BCCI Treasurer Ajay Shirke and Secretary Sanjay Jagdale have resigned from their posts.

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Vindoo Dara Singh being produced in court

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Gurunath Meiyappan, Businessman Meiyappan now under arrest, caught in spot-fixing, betting fiasco

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File Photo - Pakistani Umpire Asad Rauf during a match. Rauf said that match-fixing has never been a goal in his life and he is ready to face the ICC's Anti Corruption and Security Unit to clear his name.

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BCCI President N Shrinivasan talking to media as he leaves the BCCI headquarter after attending a meeting in Mumbai. Unfazed by mounting demands for his resignation, BCCI President N Srinivasan continued his streak of defence by refusing to step down from the post.

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Cricketer S Sreesanth and other accused after being produced at Saket court in New Delhi in connection with IPL spot-fixing case. Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila besides two bookies were remanded in judicial custody till June 4 by a Delhi court which rejected the investigators' plea for two more days of custodial interrogation of the Indian pacer.

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Actor Vindoo Dara Singh, arrested in IPL spot fixing scandal, being produced at a local court in Mumbai.

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Gurunath Meiyappan's wife Rupa and his mother Lalitha arrive at the crime branch office to meet him in Mumbai. Meiyappan has been arrested in connection with IPL spot-fixing scandal.

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Combo image: Two bookies, arrested from Pune in connection with IPL spot-fixing scandal, being produces at Killa court in Mumbai.

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test cricketer Shantakumaran Sreesanth, foreground, sits in a police vehicle as he leaves after appearing before a court in New Delhi.

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BCCI President N Srinivasan, center, walks towards his car after arriving at the airport in Mumbai. Srinivasan has dismissed calls for his resignation after his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested by police for his alleged role in spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League.

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Young cricketers burning an effigy of BCCI President N Srinivasan demanding his resignation over IPL spot fixing scandal in Bhopal.

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File Photo: BCCI President N Srinivasan remained defiant rejecting demands for his resignation but moves are said to be afoot to oust him in the wake of arrest of his son-in-law and CSK team owner Gurunath Meiyappan on betting charges even as tomorrow's IPL final involving the team may be gone ahead with.

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File TV grab photo of Gurunath Meiyappan. Distancing itself from Meiyappan after his name cropped up in IPL spot-fixing probe, Chennai Super Kings owner India Cements said he is neither owner, nor CEO or Team Principal of CSK and promised strict action against anyone found guilty.

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Actor Vindoo Dara Singh being produced at a local court in Mumbai after his arrest in IPL spot fixing scandal.

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Delhi-based businessman Prem Taneja being produced at a local court in Mumbai after his arrest in IPL spot fixing scandal.

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Combo image: Bookies allegedly involved in IPL spot fixing scam being produced at a court in Mumbai.

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File: Actor Vindoo Dara Singh with Chennai Super Kings Skipper MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi watches an IPL T20 match in Chennai in April 2013. Singh has been arrested by the Mumbai Police for his alleged links with bookies accused of spot-fixing in the IPL's on-going edition.

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Cricketer S Sreesanth being taken to court in New Delhi for his alleged links with bookies accused of spot-fixing in the IPL's on-going edition.

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Actor Vindoo Dara Singh being produced at a local court in Mumbai, after his arrest by the Mumbai Police for alleged links with bookies accused of spot-fixing in the IPL's on-going edition.

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BCCI President N Srinivasan along with secretary Sanjay Jagdale addresses the media after the Emergent Working Committee Meeting held to discuss the spot-fixing controversy in the ongoing IPL, in Chennai.

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BCCI President N Srinivasan along with other office-bearers arrives for the Emergent Working Committee Meeting to discuss the spot-fixing controversy in the ongoing IPL, in Chennai.

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Mumbai police with the confiscated laptop and other articles from S. Sreesanth's room and mobiles from bookies at a press conference in Mumbai.

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Women cricketers of Magadh Mahila college shouting slogans during a protest against spot fixing of IPL matches in Patna.

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Protest against spot fixing during the Indian Premier League (IPL) at New Delhi.

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Spotted Mohammed Amir’s guilty no-ball against England

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Protesters burn a Sreesanth poster in Ahmedabad, May 16

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Delhi police chief Neeraj Kumar at the press conference, May 16

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Odds are... Chandila, Sreesanth and Chavan (with faces covered) along with arrested bookies at the Saket court in Delhi, May 16

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Cricketer S Sreesanth's father Shantakumaran Nair in his house in Kochi. Indian speedster Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates were arrested on charges of spot-fixing, throwing the cash-rich Indian Premier League into its biggest crisis till date

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S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan and 11 bookies after being produced at the residence of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Saket court complex in New Delhi.

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People burning effigies of Rajasthan Royals Cricketers who were allegedly involved in spot fixing of an IPL-6 match in Bengaluru.

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Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar addresses a press conference regarding match fixing in Indian Premier League, in New Delhi.

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File Photo: Cricketer S Sreesanth reacts during a practice session in Bangalore. In a sensational development, Indian speedster Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates were arrested on charges of spot-fixing, throwing the cash-rich Indian Premier League into its biggest crisis till date.

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Bollywood Bait Association Honourable Mention: Nupur Mehta, for standing up to be counted when Pakistani players were accused of match-fixing. And when Geetika Sharma was found dead.

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Ex-India captain M. AZHARUDDIN, a full 12 years after the BCCI had imposed a life ban for match-fixing. The Andhra HC overturns verdict, calls it “unsustainable”.

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Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin, 49, addresses a press conference after a court revoked a life ban imposed on him for alleged involvement in match-fixing, in New Delhi.

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Cricketer Abhinav Bali leaves after presenting his point before the BCCI's disciplinary committee in Mumbai. BCCI banned him for a year for spot-fixing in the IPL.

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File photo of TP Sudhindra who has been slapped with a lifetime ban by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for bowling a no-ball as part of spot-fixing.

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Pakistan's banned former cricket captain Salman Butt shows alleged forensic telephone records to prove how a no-balls plot was agreed between businessman Mazhar Majeed and fast bowler Mohammad Amir in Lahore, Pakistan. Butt asked the Pakistan chief justice to look into the spot-fixing scam that led to the banned former captain serving a prison term in England.

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Pakistani cricket fans receive former Pakistani cricket captain Salman Butt, center, upon his arrival from England at Lahore airport, Pakistan. Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt is back in his home country after serving time in a British jail for match-fixing, insisting he was guilty of nothing but failure to report corrupt approaches from bookmakers.

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FILE -A file photo of Pakistan's former cricket captain Salman Butt, as he arrives at Southwark court in London. Disgraced former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt has been released from prison early. The ex-Test captain was jailed for 30 months at Southwark Crown Court in November for spot -fixing.

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New Delhi: **FILE** File photos of cricketers, clockwise from top left, TP Sudhindra, Mohnish Miishra, Abhinav Bali, Shalabh Srivatsava and Amit Yadav who were suspended by from all forms of cricket by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). All the players are accused of spot fixing.

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Jammu and Kashmir National Conference MLAs exchange heated words with Opposition members as the House witnessed noisy scenes over the cricket scam, in Jammu.

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NO BALL The first cricketers ever to land in jail for match-fixing. A UK court convicts Pak players Mohd Aamir, Mohd Asif and Salman Butt for spot-fixing in a 2010 Lord’s Test.

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TV Grab: Former cricketer Vinod Kambli reacts during a TV interview. Kambli hints that India's 1996 World Cup semifinal match could have been fixed.

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Pak cricketers SALMAN BUTT, MOHAMMED ASIF found guilty of ‘spot-fixing’ in a 2010 Eng-Pak Test, may get 7 years jail in UK. Teen pacer Mohd Amir plea-bargains.

Angry Pakistani cricket fans burn posters of disgraced Pakistani crickets Salman Butt, left, and Mohammad Asif in Multan, Pakistan. Three Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and an agent were sent to prison in Britain for their involvement in one of the biggest fixing scandals to tarnish the sport.

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Rubab Butt, left, sister of Pakistani disgraced former captain Salman Butt, talks to the media with her sister Khadija Butt, third from left, and other family members outside her home in Lahore, Pakistan. Three Pakistan cricketers and an agent were sent to prison in Britain for their involvement in one of the biggest fixing scandals to tarnish the sport. Former captain Salman Butt received 2½ years, the longest term of the three players.

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Pak tainted trio, nailed for fixing.

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Naseem Akhtar, mother of former Pakistan test cricketer Mohammad Amir reacts while talking to the media after the Southwark Crown Court decision, at her home in Changa Bangial village in Gujar Khan, Pakistan. Three Pakistan cricketers and an agent were sent to prison in Britain for their involvement in one of the biggest fixing scandals to tarnish the sport.

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Sports agent Mazhar Majeed arrives at Southwark Crown Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to corruption charges related to match fixing, in London. Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were convicted of fixing parts of a test match in the most serious corruption scandal to hit the sport in more than a decade.

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A combo image shows from left, Pakistan Test cricketers, fast bowler Mohammad Asif, bowler Mohammad Amir and captain Salman Butt arrive at Southwark Crown Court in London for their sentencing after being found guilty of match fixing charges. Pakistan cricketers Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt were all convicted of fixing parts of a cricket Test match against England in August 2010, and are now awaiting sentencing.

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Pakistani former Test captain Salman Butt, arrives at the Southwark court in London. Pakistan cricketers Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt were convicted of fixing parts of a test match against England in August 2010 in the most serious corruption scandal to hit the sport in more than a decade. The 12 jurors were unanimous in their decision that both players were guilty of conspiracy to cheat, but could only reach a 10-2 majority verdict on the charge that Butt took money to do so.

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