Another cheating scandal hit Pakistan cricket during the Super League that was held in UAE which played in Lahore on 5th March. Pakistan again started news for wrong reasons.
Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi quoted by media in Pakistan that hit out on players, who are blame of fraud in cricket. Afridi said that “you need to set an example to stop this from happening.”
Afridi retired from the international cricket in February. The 37-year-old stated that he has continually asked for making an example by giving harsh punishments to the players who mixed up in wrong-doings.
Afridi said “I have said this again and again that until you set an example, this thing will continue. If a player knows that he can come back after 4-5 years, he won’t be afraid (in indulging in fixing).”
Afridi asked that there should be an instance set by the administrators to ban the player found guilty of fixing to live.
“We need to set an example and give life bans to those players involved in fixing,” said Afridi in a Twitter, Shahid Afridi pic.twitter.com/vQtkTAfW27.
“I am saying that you need to set an example to stop this. Please give life ban to fixers,” Afridi added.
Former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt said on Thursday that there should be strict punishment for those who dishonest cricket.
The 32-year-old cricketer said to Geo Super channel that “The players are seen as the main culprits whenever some corruption comes out. But I think the International Cricket Council and its member boards also need to think about how to also punish those people who try to lure players into fixing.”
Butt said that due to spot-fixing controversy in 2010 he had paid the penalty. He asked to those who induce us into such practice. “We have seen players who get caught in this fixing racket get punished. I have been through it and have paid heavily for it.”
“I have learnt my lesson. But what about those who induce us into such practice.”