Yeah, has to be life time bans for all involved once substantiated. Sad for cricket fans in one sense, but given the guys involved appear to be scum cheats anyway, not as big a loss as might be thought. And in any case, in some fights there will be casualties and these blokes put themselves on the chopping block.
I think there have been enough incidents in recent times involving the Pakistan team that they should be suspended from international cricket for a while - I'd suggest at least until after the coming WC. There has clearly been a failure at more levels than just a couple of players being got at. I think the ICC needs to have some say into the make-up and conduct of the PCB as well before they are allowed back in.
I feel massively sorry for the Pakistani fans but this crap has got to stop.
Following the Sydney test I told myself I wasn't going to watch or take any interest in any further matches involving Pakistan because I was sick of finding out afterwards that I hadn't been watching what I thought I was. I ignored the Aus-Pak series in England, but had started following the Eng-Pak series because of the 'quality' of the cricket and because given I was now a mod, I thought I should at least follow the series and the thread. Ugh, no more. I'm boycotting them for the foreseeable future.