Cricket betting is very popular game over the world and known as gentelmen’s game. But if we looked in past we find many incidents when cricket lost its gentle image. some of these big controversy’s of the history of cricket are following.
The Body-line series
Cricket team history witness this biggest controversy in 1932-33 popularly known as “Body line series”. In this series a English bowlers advised a trick to prevent the Australian bat’s man from scoring freely. They stick to short pich delivery in the line of leg stump to target bat’s man’s body. There was no serius enjury occurred but it led to ruined two team’s relations. It also affected diplomatic relation of England and Australia countries.
The Sydney Riot of 1879
At 1879, the Sydney riot was a civil disorder that occurred during a cricket match. That disput happen between a touring English team captained by Lord Harris and a team from the New South Wales Cricket Association led by Dave Gregory. This controversy starts from umpire decision when a New South Wales batsman was declared out. The decision caused a anger among the spectators and an fury intruded into the ground and assaulted the fielding English players as well as the umpire. Later on it was believed that all it happn because gambling, who bat a large amount of money form the home side, because the English team was in strong position to win the match.
The oval test fiasco
This controversy occourd on 20th Aug 2006, on the 4th day of test match which was being played between England and Pakistan. This controversy initiate when umpire hair accused Pakistani team of ball tempring and awarded englind team 5 run as a penalty. After tea brack, Pakistani initiate protest and team refused to play match. Unpire declared England team winner of that match. This is the only forfeited match in cricket history.
Terrorist attack on Sri lanka cricket team.
This was happn on 3rd march, 2009 in Pakistan near gaddafi stadium Lahore. This day rememberd as black day of cricket history. 12 gunman attacked on the bus while sri lankan players going to stadium from hotel. 6 Sri Lankan player were injurd in that dedly attack.
Riot at Eden Garden
It was the semifinal match of world cup 1996. India lost 7 wicket in just 22 runs. This poor performance of india leads to crould wild. The angry spectators threw water bottles into the ground and set fire in the stands. Match refry posed the match for 15 min and later resume match under tight security but still spectator was in no mood to calm down and sri lanka won the match eventually.
The Monkey-Gate controversy
This big controversy arise when Indian team team went to Australia in 2008 in a test series.
This controversy occurred between Indian player harbhajan sing and andrew simonds. Andrew simonds alleged that harbhajan made a racial commant on him by calling monkey. Harbhajan was banned for 3 test match as a penalty. This incident ruined Indian Australian relationship too.
Spot Fixing Fiasco Involving Pakistani Players
This is also known as darkest incident of cricket history. On 2010 spot fixing scandle occord Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were convicted of spot fixing in a Test match against England at Lords.
Harbhajan – Sreesanth Slap-Gate incident
In IPL 2008 this embarssed incidence happn when harbhajan singh slapped his team mate sreesanth. Sreesanth was seen crying in the field . harbhajan was banned for 11 IPL matches for this embarssing incident.
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