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In May 2013, three Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth (left), Ajit Chandila (centre) and Ankeet Chavan were arrested for allegedly being involved in IPL spot-fixing scandal © PTI

 

The year 2013 has been full of controversies that have rocked the cricketing fraternity. A lot of match-fixing and spot-fixing controversies came out of the closet. Credibility of cricket boards were questioned. On field rivalries got too hot to handle, as cricketers were seen involved in verbal and sometimes mental battles. Not only cricketers, coaches shook the cricketing world with the various incidents but people from outside the cricket world, left many fans angry. Here is a look at some controversies that marred cricket during the year 2013.