Fixing a global problem


Pakistan’s former captain Shahid Afridi said Friday that match-fixing was a global phenomenon. “It’s not only in Pakistan, it happens in other countries too where the cricket boards bury the matter,” Afridi told the Times of India. Two other former Pakistan captains last night expressed their sympathy for Aamer. “My heart goes for Aamer, who is young and committed a mistake,” said Pakistan legend Imran Khan. “Aamer is young and I think that when he saw others doing it [corruption], he thought, ‘I can also get away with it. “When these players see corruption in their own society, they think they could also escape if they do something wrong,” he said. “But we should not hide ourselves behind such an excuse.”