Cricket is like a religion for some countries, especially in India. And cheating your religion is next to sin in this country. Though there have some players in the past who were involved in the infamous cricketing things, be it Mohammad Azharuddin involved in match-fixing or Sreesanth’s spot-fixing scandal.
These were the players whose names were promptly picked by the media and was all across the world which led to an end of their cricketing career. However, some cricketers not just Indian were also part of some sort of corruption in cricket and not many know about them. Yes, these players were allegedly involved in cricket corruption.
And in this post, you’ll be reading about them. So have a look at those 5 cricketers who aren’t as clean as you thought they were:
1. Ata-Ur-Rehman (Pakistan)
Ata-Ur-Rehman is a Pakistani cricketer who played in 13 Tests and 30 One Day International (ODIs) from 1992 to 1996. He is tall and well built, bowling right-arm fast medium with a good control of line and length and the ability to move the old ball. He made his international debut for Pakistan on their 1992 tour of England when aged only 17.
Ata-ur-Rehman claimed that Wasim Akram had paid him 100,000 Pakistani rupees to bowl badly in a one-day match held at Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 1994. Some reports suggest that the feeling persisted that Ata-ur-Rehman, was banned on the recommendation on the “Qayyum Commission”, had ‘taken the fall’ for match fixing because they were expendable. Ata-ur-Rehman had not played internationally since 1996. He got banned in 2000, with the allegations of dealings with the bookmakers.