Wednesday, April 12, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Cricket crisis
'Dishonest' Cronje dropped

South African national cricket team captain Hansie Cronje trains on Sunday at the Kingsmead cricket grounds in Durban ahead of the one-day series against Australia. — AFP photo
Pollock takes over captaincy
DURBAN, April 11 — South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje today admitted that he had not been “entirely honest’’ in his denials of match-fixing in India and has been dropped from a one-day series against Australia. The Communications Director for the United Cricket Board of South Africa told that the board’s Managing Director and President had received a call from Cronje.
Police stand vindicated
NEW DELHI, April 11 — The Delhi police today claimed that it had enough evidence apart from the tapes to charge the South African captain Hansie Cronje and four others in the multi-million dollar match-fixing case. “We have other proofs to corroborate the tapes containing the conversation between Hansie and Sanjay Chawla,” the Delhi Police Commissioner, Mr Ajai Raj Sharma, told here.

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Cronje took money: SA board
DURBAN, April 11 — Cricket captain Hansie Cronje took at least $ 10,000 in a scandal that has rocked South Africa and the world cricket community, a top South African cricket official said today.

Interpol urged to trace Chawla’s account
NEW DELHI, April 11 — Delhi police is requesting Interpol to trace the bank account number of Sanjeev Chawla, prime accused in the sensational match-fixing case, and provide details of transactions made by him in the past two months, official sources said here today.

Cricket world shocked
MUMBAI, April 11 — Indian Cricket Board secretary Jaywant Lele today refused to comment on the sacking of South African skipper Hansie Cronje after his admission that he was “dishonest” with his board regarding his involvement in the sensational match-fixing scandal.

Fresh summons to Kishan Kumar
NEW DELHI, April 11 — Delhi police and the Enforcement Directorate today issued fresh summons to Bollywood actor Kishan Kumar to appear before them in connection with the match-fixing case even as the doctors treating Kishan Kumar declared him “unfit for cross-examination”.

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On Sport page: Cronje's tale of fall from grace & Factfile

Situation not alarming: Malik
NEW DELHI, April 11 — The Chief of Army Staff, Gen V.P. Malik, today said the situation in the Sir Creek area of Gujarat was under control despite reports of “accretion” of Pakistani troops there.

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SGPC forced to put off conference
ANANDPUR SAHIB, April 11 — Though the SGPC erected a ‘pandal’ to accommodate 25,000 persons near Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib here, the first “gurmat parchar sammelan” failed to evoke any response from the public.

Imposter or DRI informant?
LUDHIANA, April 11 — What would you do if a person claiming to be an officer on the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence walked into your office and asked for money to help stop an income tax raid being planned at your premises? Pay up, of course.


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