The man who ‘seduced’ Hansie, arrested

2016-09-26 14:20
Hansie Cronje (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Sanjeev Chawla, the key figure in the Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal, has been arrested in London upon request of Indian police, the TimesLIVE website reports.

Former Proteas captain, Cronje was banned from cricket for life in 2000 after admitting to match fixing.

Chawla first made contact with Cronje in the 1990s and tied him into the murky underworld of match-fixing, handing the SA skipper gifts and money.

Cronje's activities were uncovered in 1999 by police in Delhi, who intercepted a number of calls between him and Chawla.

When the scandal broke in 2000, Chawla fled to England.

However, his extradition hearing has been set for October 3 and he could go on trial early next year in Delhi.

Cronje tragically died in a plane crash in 2002, just 32 years old.

He would have turned 47 on Sunday, September 25.

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