Hansie Cronje


Hansie: The story never dies

Richard Calland

Just when you thought it was safe to go back on to the field, yet more light is shed on Hansie Cronje and the extraordinary abuse of power that was his ultimate undoing.

ICC quizzes Akhtar over match-fixing claims

Shahid Hashmi

An International Cricket Council (ICC) investigator has questioned banned fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar over his claims that he was offered money to throw matches, Pakistani sources said on Tuesday. Akhtar (32) was banned for five years a week ago for criticising the Pakistan Cricket Board. He later alleged that that he had refused offers of bribes to underperform.

Even in death, Hansie won't crack hall of fame

Staff Reporter

Disgraced former cricket captain Hansie Cronje would never be inducted into South Africa's sporting hall of fame, according to rugby legend Naas Botha. Botha said that Cronje would not be eligible because of the fact he was banned from cricket for life for match-fixing.

Get ready for Hansie, the movie

Staff Reporter

The filming of Hansie -- based on the life of the late South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje -- has been completed, its producer said on Tuesday. "The movie is looking beautiful and we are very happy with the quality of the scenes we have shot," producer Frans Cronje, the brother of the cricketer, said in a statement.

Sector-sharing power? No -- April Fool's Day!

Imke Van Hoorn, Sapa-AFP

You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. Bleary-eyed readers of the Mail & Guardian Online on Tuesday April 1 could be forgiven for falling for Eskom's bold new "sector-sharing plan" to save electricity. We round up some of the day's best pranks.

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