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Thursday, 15 June, 2000, 14:38 GMT 15:38 UK
Cronje: The road to ruin

Hansie Cronje's road to ruin began five years ago when he was first approached to throw a match - here is a timetable of his fall from grace.

1994 - Appointed as South African captain for the Test series against New Zealand.
1995 - Offered money to throw a match against Pakistan in the Nelson Mandela trophy but turned it down. Cronje claims Pakistan's Salim Malik asks him if he has been contacted.
1996 - Says he is introduced to a bookmaker called Mukesh Gupta, otherwise known as MK, by Indian Test star Mohammed Azharuddin and offered approximately 30,000 US dollars to give wickets away and lose a Test match. Didn't tell his team but South Africa lost the match anyway.
1996 - Offered money to throw the final one day match of the tour. Put the offer to his team but it was rejected after two meetings.
1996 - Paid 50,000 US dollars for match-fixing during the Indian tour of South Africa, which was transferred into his bank account in Bloemfontein.
1996-97 - Claims he receives a total of 80,000 dollars from MK for information given.
1997-99 - Accepts at least three bribes as well as gifts from various bookmakers.
2000 - Claims he accepts 50,000 Rand from `Marlon' for contriving to achieve a result in the rain-affected Fifth Test against England at Centurion Park.
2000 - Receives 8,200 US dollars for match information during the one-day series between South Africa, England and Zimbabwe.
2000 - Offers Herschelle Gibbs and Henry Williams 15,000 US dollars to play badly in the fifth one-day international against India in Nagpur on 19 March after he claims he is put under intense pressure from South African bookmaker Hamied Cassim and his friend Sanjay.
2000 - Urges Gibbs and Williams to lie on his behalf to the United Cricket Board.
2000 - April 11, admits guilt to UCB.
15 June 2000 - Offers a full confession to the King Commission.

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