April 11th Down the years, Hansie Cronje Fixing Scandal
On this day in 1990
The beginning of the give up for Hansie Cronje, who quit after it become discovered that he became on the heart of a match-fixing scandal that haunted the sport for years after. In early April reports had emerged from India that he became worried, in large part because of a taped phone communique. He denied it, and such turned into his recognition that he was nearly universally believed – Ali Bacher, handling director of the UCBSA, observed Cronje’s “unquestionable integrity and honesty”. Then, four days after the accusation, Cronje confessed in a 3am cellphone call to Bacher that he had no longer been “entirely honest”. He become at once stripped of the captaincy, and in next testimony to the government-appointed King Commission found out, every so often in tears, similarly info of his involvement with bookmakers in match fixing.