ICC and match-fixing

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The ICC has done the right thing by banning three Pakistan cricketers. This will help in curbing the match-fixing and spot-fixing.

In mid 90s, an Indian bookmaker had given money to Australia cricketers Mark Waugh and Shane Warne for providing information about the pitch and weather information. This is also a kind of spot-fixing. But the ICC didnt impose any ban or fine on Mark Waugh and Shane Warne, only Australian Board fined them with $10000 and $8000.

I have no sympathy for match-fixers but I am surprised as to why the ICC did not imposed bans on these two Australian cricketers.

It will be a good idea if the ICC announces to engage some undercover people to investigate the situation. This will help in catching the players and will also restrain players from contacting these activities.

MUBASHIR MAHMOOD

Karachi