Miandad calls for death penalty for match-fixers

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Published by : CT WEB 2017-03-19 15:53:17

Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has demanded death penalty for those involved in match-fixing. "Why don't you take strong measures? You should give death penalty to such people. We must not tolerate such things," said Miandad. The remarks have come in the wake of a spot-fixing scandal in the Pakistan Super League. Abdul Qadir, the legendary Pakistan spinner, seconded Miandad's suggestion. "Players like Sharjeel, Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Danish Kaneria would have never been tempted to do such things had those involved in the past got the punishment they deserved," said Qadir. "Had you hanged Wasim Akram, Inzamam, Mushtaq Ahmed — there's an entire list — instead of giving them a slap on the wrist, what's happening now would've never happened."

Shahid Afridi, who has retired recently from international cricket, said the clean-up was impossible until the corrupt were banned for life. "Until an example is set, this issue will continue," Afridi said. "When a player knows he will be forgiven and brought back into the national fold after four or five years, there isn't any fear or deterrence," he said.

(The Tribune)

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