The South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs was questioned by Indian police, yesterday, on his role in the match-fixing scandal in 2000, which involved top Indian cricketers like, Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja. Gibbs named all-rounder Derek Crookes and two other South African players in the scandal. Crookes has expressed shock that his name was mentioned by Herschelle Gibbs. Crookes said that his name was already cleared by the Kings Commission, set up by the South African Government to investigate this scandal.


Gibbs did not mention the names of any Indian players, during this interrogation and he admitted that he received offers to under perform in one day internationals in 1996 and 2000. The Indian police did not disclose the details of the two other South African players named by Gibbs. Gibbs is in India to play for his country in the ICC Champion’s Trophy and he had earlier refused to come to India, fearing that he might be arrested by Indian police.

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