Hansie Cronje case suspended

2013-07-23 16:45

New Delhi – A New Delhi court suspended proceedings against deceased South African cricketer Hansie Cronje, because he died in a plane crash in 2002.

The case accusing Cronje and several bookies of conspiring to fix matches, was permitted by the court today.

The case was accepted a day after police filed a 93-page charge sheet relating to 13-year-old allegations of match-fixing, according to the Press Trust of India.

The police charges accuse the men of conspiring to fix matches between South Africa and India in India in March 2000, according to PTI. India won the series 3-2.

The charges accuse Cronje of taking 12 million rupees (about R2 million) for fixing matches.

Cronje’s team-mates, Herschelle Gibbs and Nicky Boje, who have also been accused of fixing matches, were not targeted in the charge sheet.

The charge sheet also accused Sanjeev Chawla, Rajesh Kalra, Sunil Dara, Manmohan Khattar, and Kishan Kumar of cheating and criminal conspiracy, according to PTI. The men were accused of being bookies, PTI reported.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal issued summonses for October for Kalra, Kumar and Dara. Chawla is believed to be in Britain and Khattar in the United States and police said they would begin pushing for their extradition.

In May, police arrested three Indian cricketers over allegations of spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League.

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