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Saturday, June 1, 2002


Nelson Mandela
(South African leader)

" Here was a young man courageously and with dignity rebuilding his life after the setback he suffered a little while ago. "

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 Hansie Cronje factfile
1969 - Born September 25, Bloemfontein.

1987 - As a right-hand bat who bowls medium pace, makes first-class debut for Orange Free State versus Transvaal in Johannesburg.

1992 - Test debut versus West Indies in Bridgetown.

1994 - Appointed South Africa captain aged 25, replacing Kepler Wessels for home series versus New Zealand.

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 Slide shows
The Final Journey
Hansie Cronje's funeral service
- June 6, 2002

The Fall Guy
Hansie Cronje's fall
from grace
- April 12, 2000

Hansie Cronje's confession
Hansie Cronje's cross examination
The King Commission Interim Report
Statement released by Hansie Cronje

 External links
- Thousands mourn Cronje

- Cronje leaves unfinished business

- The man who shamed cricket

- Donald, Pollock fly back for Hansie

- 'I'm going to Hansie's funeral'

- Forgiving SA prepares to bury Hansie Cronje

- Hansie's great love started with flowers

- Cronje 'took more secrets to the grave'


  • Hansie Cronje killed in plane crash

  • South African papers praise Hansie Cronje

  • Bacher tells Cronje country comes first
  • Cronje named in match-fixing scam
  • Charges are rubbish, says Cronje
  • 'Hurt' Cronje denies allegations
  • Echoes of the Cronje Caper
  • Cronje sacked after admitting 'dishonesty'
  • 'Cronje admits to being untruthful'
  • Chawla says he never met nor spoke to Cronje
  • Kishan Kumar denies meeting Cronje
  • Cronje does a Clinton
  • SA Test against England to form part of Cronje inquiry
  • Why did honest Hansie turn crooked Cronje?
  • Cronje hasn't lost it all
  • Cronje blames the deceit on the devil
  • Woolmer to testify in Cronje case: AFP
  • Woolmer says Cronje should get another chance
  • Cronje to lift the lid off match-fixing
  • Cronje's father pleads forgiveness for disgraced son
  • For Hansie Cronje it is purgatory!
  • Start of Cronje inquiry delayed
  • South Africans involved in match-fixing, says Delhi Crime Branch
  • Text of a statement released by Hansie Cronje
  • The Transcript of the Hansie Cronje Interview

  • The Betting scandal

  • Your messages:

    Name: Murali
    Message: Its a premature ending to a brilliant carrier with some controvacies. What one should learn is how he faced things alone when every one pointed him and the way he overcame the things.Really a man with great skills.

    Name: Priya
    Message: I think there are very few persons in the world, who does a mistake and admits it. Everybody commits a mistake, but Hansie atleast had the guts to admit it. I think we should forgive him for that! -priya

    Name: nidheesh saxena
    Message: a great skipper and should not be remebered for anything else but then his captiancy and a great man withlot of courage. he had the courage to admit his mistakes and face them unlike others

    Name: anurag karna
    Message: he is a man of courage a great leader i personally known him as a great leader not for the thing he was done two year's back i salute this young guy hansie i missed you a lot

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