Thatscricket - News - Controversial Lewis leaves county game

Published: Sunday, February 4, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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In the end he became best known for off-field events. He once had his head shaved by Devon Malcolm in the West Indies and missed a Test with sunstroke.He also once failed to turn up on time for a Test, claiming a burst tyre, an excuse that cut no ice with then chairman of selectors Ray Illingworth.In the summer of 1998 he angered many of his former teammmates by indirectly implicating England players in the match-fixing affair although he never revealed a specific name in public. Police investigated his claims but took no further action.Copyright AFP 2000

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