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Hansie Cronje

Profession: Cricketer

Nationality:
South Africa
South African

Why Famous: Scored 3,714 runs and took 43 wickets over a 68 game test career for South Africa. Cronje also played in 188 ODIs.

He received a life ban for match-fixing in 2000 and retired in disgrace.

Born: September 25, 1969
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra

Died: June 1, 2002 (aged 32)
Cause of Death: A plane crash

Historical Events

  • 1988-01-22 1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS v Transvaal
  • 1988-01-30 Hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS v N Tvl)
  • 2000-04-07 South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje is charged by Delhi police with fixing One Day International matches against India
  • 2000-04-11 South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje is sacked after admitting dishonesty following match-fixing allegations in India
  • 2000-10-11 South African Cricket Board issues former captain Hansie Cronje with a life ban as a result of match-fixing allegations

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