Mumbai: Frans Cronje, the brother of Hansie, who was the first cricketer to admit to match fixing, has expressed surprise that the malaise still afflicts cricketers despite all these years. Hansie admitted his association with bookmakers in 2000, soon after a tour of India. On Thursday, cricket was hit with yet another fixing controversy when international player S Sreesanth, Mumbai first-class spinner Ankeet Chavan and Haryana tweaker Ajit Chandila were arrested in Mumbai after the Indian Premier League match involving their team Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians.
Meanwhile, cricket lovers cannot stomach the fact that cricketers are getting involved with absolute taboos despite all the examples, education, knowledge and role models they are exposed to. The 2010 spot fixing controversy involving Pakistani players and last year's sting operation that nailed Indian domestic players have obviously not had an effect on some weak cricketers.