Match fixing scam
From Ekaki Zunj
Match fixing scam in the year 2000 took place in Cricket history. There were rumors that Azaruddin, Ajay Jadeja and Prabhakar had taken money and did match fixing.
The match fixing scandal had rocked the cricket world after the revelations by the South African captain Hansie Cronje. During Cronje's testimony he said that Azhar was the one to introduce him to the bookies. Although Azhar denied all links with the bookies he did admit to fixing three matches between 1996 and 1999 and was slapped with a life ban by the BCCI in 2000. Azhar appealed against his ban and BCCI eventually lifted the ban in 2006.
After his tumultuous cricket career for 15 years, Azhar Joined the Congress party in February of 2009 and got elected to the Lok Sabha from Moradabad constituency in the state of Uttar Pradesh in May 2009.