Would you have taken Asif's case Fred if he had approached you?
So can the ICC ban him for life please?
All of them IMO.
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Beware the evils of Kit-Kats - they're immoral apparently.
And the other thing lawyers are, of course, required to do is to always put their clients interests above their own, and I have no reason to believe that Asif's legal team did anything other than scrupulously follow that requirement, but 'tis a fact that they would have picked up an awful lot more money for the trial than they would have for a guilty plea. But just to labour the point I have not the slightest reason to believe that that came into their thoughts at all, 'cos it wouldn't, as we just don't think about money - ours is a selfless way of life devoted solely to the pursuit of justice and the greater good of all mankind with nary a thought as to how we'll line our own pockets with tax-payer's money
haha.....Fred, you're such a gun
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More spot fixing allegations involving Pakistan and Samuels/Gayle.
West Indies v Pakistan ODI series to be investigated for betting corruption | Mail Online
Although it is suspicious, Samuels/Gayle are the type of players who struggled to rotate the strike so could become bogged down. Its a serious worry though.
A bit unrelated, but down the same path.
I see the snooker player Stephen Lee has been found guilty of systematic match fixing. Deliberately losing frames and even matches for cash. He even deliberately lost a match at the World Championships in order to pocket dough, according to the ruling.
My question about this is - given the high profile nature of the offending (yes, I know it's snooker but still), why isn't he facing criminal charges when cricket spot-fixers have faced such?
I guess some of this could be the burden of proof and that maybe the view is that the evidence against Lee isn't quite strong enough to hold up in a court of law, but if Snooker wants to stamp out this behaviour, why not press charges?
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It would depend on who stood to gain from Lee's fixing. The Pakistani trio were done for a conspiracy to defraud bookmakers IIRC, I'd imagine if the Crown could get enough on Lee then he'll end up facing similar charges.
I would be surprised if the Police and CPS weren't sniffing around, and if they're not I thing Butt, Asif and Amir would be more than justified in crying foul on racial discrimination grounds, or even fattist discrimination
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