Mumbai Test, Cochin ODI Versus South Africa in 2000 Were Fixed: Delhi Police

In a modern chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police within the 2000 match-fixing case towards prime accused Sanjeev Chawla, some startling revelations have been made.

Chawla, a British citizen was extradited to India after a fairly prolonged course of this 12 months in February, however was out of Tihar Jail within the absence of Excessive Courtroom’s keep order. On Could 13, Delhi Police approached the Supreme Courtroom difficult the Excessive Courtroom order, in keeping with a report within the Indian Categorical.

The chargesheet lists intimately, the function performed by Chawla, in fixing matches throughout South Africa’s 2000 tour of India.

“…on the premise of statements of the witnesses recorded in the course of the investigation, dialog recorded between the accused within the seized audio and video cassettes, CFSL report and different documentary and oral proof, it may be safely concluded that a number of the matches had been mounted and in some, an try was made to repair them…”the chargesheet learn.

“In furtherance of this conspiracy, the first Check Match at Mumbai and 1st One-Day Worldwide at Cochin had been mounted and the identical resulted in wrongful acquire to the accused and wrongful loss basically to the general public at massive, who had gone believing that they’d carry out optimally.

“The accused individuals have thus dedicated offences punishable underneath sections 420 and 120B of IPC,” the chargesheet mentioned.

Former BCCI secretary as witness

Within the checklist of 68 witnesses, one of many largest names was former BCCI secreatary Jayawant Lele, who held the put up when the scandal broke out in 2000. He handed away in 2013.

Mumbai Check, Cochin ODI had been mounted

The South Africans performed two Assessments and 5 ODIs in India in that sequence. Within the chargesheet it’s talked about that Mumbai Check and Cochin ODI had been mounted. “…a number of the matches had been mounted and in some matches an try was made to repair them.”

“It was determined that South African staff won’t rating greater than 250 runs in an innings. Although the South African staff received the Check in three days, this was attributed to a really poor efficiency by India. The Indian staff had batted first and scored 225 and the South African staff scored solely 176. Within the 2nd innings, India scored a mere 113 and the South African staff received the match by scoring 164 runs solely. Thus, the South African staff didn’t rating greater than 250 runs in each the innings, as dedicated by accused Hansie Cronje to the fixers. Thus, this match was a set one.”

Cochin ODI (March 9, 2000)

“Fixed calls made to Hamid Cassim by Sanjeev Chawla and Hansie Cronje on the evening intervening 8/9.03.2000 additional corroborate the assertion of Hansie Cronje made earlier than King Fee that he was being frequently pressurised to underperform as per their bidding.”

Hansie: “No, no … They had been saying that they had been already doing Cochin, the opposite guys are already offended with me as a result of I’ve not acquired their cash…”

Sanjeev: “I can deposit the cash in your account, it’s not an issue … Tomorrow itself I can deposit the cash.”

Bangalore Check (March 2-6, 2000)

“Although Hansie Cronje had spoken to different gamers, as per the statements made earlier than the King Fee, this match was not mounted though an try was made to repair it.”

2nd, third, 4th ODIs

“Although the matches weren’t mounted, it may be inferred that Hansie Cronje helped in giving inside info to the accused individuals and helped them in inserting bets and earn big earnings.”

fifth ODI

“From the recorded dialog, it’s evident that Hansie Cronje had agreed to repair the rating of the match and he had additionally agreed to repair the person rating of Herschelle Gibbs. It was additionally agreed that if the end result got here as agreed, then Sanjeev Chawla pays $140000 to Hansie Cronje. Although the gamers forgot concerning the deal within the warmth of the sport and didn’t agree, it may be concluded {that a} severe try was made to repair the match.”

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