Indian police will reopen the match-fixing scandal case involving former South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje, according to a report.
This was because Delhi police were still awaiting a forensic laboratory report on match-fixing, which Cronje admitted to in 2000, the Indian Express online reported earlier this month.
“It was in 2009 that we had sent the voice samples of conversations between the accused — Hansie Cronje and London-based bookie Sanjeev Chawla — to the forensic laboratory for examination. Till now we are yet to receive the report,” a senior police officer reportedly said.
The laboratory would be contacted to expedite the tests and a crime branch would examine the case files next week.
The match-fixing charges also implicated India’s ex-skipper Mohammad Azharuddin.
The decision to re-open the investigation comes after three Pakistani players — Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir — were sentenced to jail for spot-fixing by a British court.
Cronje admitted to taking money from bookmakers but denied fixing any matches. He died in a plane crash in 2002. — Sapa