Mohammad Asif (Pakistan): The outstanding fast bowler has courted controversy a number of times. In 2006, he tested positive for the anabolic steroid Nandrolone before his ban was overturned after an appeal. Later, he was detained at the Dubai Airport on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs. The charges were later dropped. He thereafter tested positive for a banned substance during IPL 2008.
Asim Butt (Scotland): The Scottish seam bowler, who played five ODIs, was banned from all forms of cricket for a year after testing positive for a recreational drug Ecstasy. Four years later, he died in his sleep at the age of 42.
David Murray (West Indies): The former West Indies cricketer, who played 19 Test matches and 10 ODIs over a career spanning nine years was dependent on marijuana from a young age. Son of the great WI batsman Everton Weekes, he was almost thrown out of the 1975-76 tour to Australia, only to be saved by the intervention of a sympathetic senior player Lance Gibbs.
Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan): The maverick speedster has been associated with loads of controversies throughout his career. He’s been accused of chucking, consuming drugs, fighting with teammates and cricket board, match fixing, etc. In 2006, he was embroiled in a drug scandal. Akhtar made headlines once again for the wrong reasons after testing positive for a banned substance. The ban was however later lifted by the court.
Phil Tufnell (England): The left-arm English bowler appeared in 42 Tests and 20 one-day internationals with distinction. During a tour of New Zealand in 1997 however, reports emerged that he left a toilet block cubicle trailing the scent of marijuana. However, he was later exonerated.
Afghanistan international and Mumbai FC skipper Haroon Amiri told in.com that it was fortunate that Indian football had not been tainted in this manner so far.
IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla and BCCI vice-President Arun Jaitley met Law Minister Kapil Sibal, demanding that a strong anti-fixing legislation be "enacted as soon as possible".
Calling the IPL spot-fixing scandal unfortunate, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia said betting should be legalised in the country to stop corruption in cricket.
India's under-19 cricket team will play a triangular series against Australia and New Zealand starting June 30 in Darwin.
N Srinivasan's position as BCCI chief has never been under threat until now.
In a bid to increase competition and give "better incentives" to the players, the All India Football Federation plans to add four more teams to the existing 14 in the I-League next season.
Victoria Azarenka is now a more focused two-time Grand Slam tournament winner and awaiting the clay courts at Roland Garros