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Thursday, 20 April, 2000, 11:29 GMT 12:29 UK
A scandal in the making

Mark Waugh and Shane Warne admitted giving pitch information
BBC News Online lists the events leading up to Cronjegate.

  • October 1998:
    Mark Taylor, Shane Warne and Steve Waugh tell the Pakistan High Court they had been offered money to "bowl badly" in the first Test between Pakistan and Australia in 1994.

    Waugh also gave evidence that he had been approached at a presidential dinner before a one-day international in Rawalpindi in 1984, to ask if he could find four or five Australian players willing to help throw the game - to bat slowly and bowl some full tosses and long hops.

  • November:
    Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan tells an inquiry that some team-mates had cheated and taken bribes.

  • December 8:
    The Australian Cricket Board admits it secretly fined Mark Waugh and Shane Warne in February 1995 for giving pitch and weather forecasts during the Australia tour to Sri Lanka in 1994.

  • December 11:
    New Zealand fast bowler Danny Morrison reveals that he was invited to sell information while playing against India in 1994.

  • December 13:
    Adam Hollioake, England one-day captain at the time, reveals how a bookmaker offered to make him into a millionaire during a tournament in Sharjah.

  • July 1999:
    Allegations are made that Pakistan threw the World Cup final after they were thrashed by Australia at Lord's. Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif calls on the government's accountability bureau to investigate the national team.

  • August:
    Former England all-rounder Chris Lewis reveals in The News of the World that he was approached by a sports promoter, with an offer of 1m (300,000 each) if he could convince Alec Stewart and Alan Mullally to sabotage a Test match against New Zealand.

    New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming confirms that he too was approached by an Asian betting syndicate offering money to throw the third Test against England.

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