Match fixing: Odumbe gets 5-year ban

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

Match fixing is back in the news with Kenya's Maurice Odumbe being given a 5-year ban for match fixing.

Nairobi:

Match fixing is back in the news with Kenya's Maurice Odumbe being given a 5-year ban for match fixing. The former Kenyan captain has been found guilty of taking money and gifts from an Indian Bookmaker. He apparently even confessed to taking $5000 for fixing a game. Former judge Ahmed Ibrahim, who headed the inquiry, found Odumbe guilty on 12 counts of receiving benefits but he stopped short of recommending a life ban for the all-rounder. Odumbe's estranged wife told the enquiry that she had collected thousands of dollars from Indian Jagdish Sodha on his behalf. Odumbe is the first cricketer to receive a ban since the Hansie Cronje scandal in 2000. Prominent players who were banned were India's Mohammad Azahruddin and Ajay Jadeja.

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