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How the Hansie Cronje scandal rocked cricket

Hansie Cronje was a beloved figure in South African cricket at the turn of the century but, just four months later, his reputation was irredeemably shattered because of his role in the match-fixing scandal. On April 11, 2000, Cronje was sacked as Proteas captain during one of cricket’s most shameful episodes in a saga which rumbled on for months afterwards as the magnitude of the player’s misdemeanours were exposed.

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