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    Westfield being allowed to play club cricket (which will be in line with his original punishment) is irrelevant to Amir and certainly shouldn't lead to him being able to play professional cricket early (not in line with the original punishment).

    Amir got off lightly enough as it is.
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    Lightly? He served time in jail for being manipulated by senior players.

    Isn't 5 years the minimum according to the ECB. And what's wrong with playing domestic anyway.

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    Yes, anything short of a life ban was getting off lightly and what justification is there for making it even lighter by letting him play any cricket before the time is up. Remember this is the player who after being banned then proceeded to play matches in breach of it the ban.

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    So what. He was only 17 and was in the wrong company. People should have some sympathy and have a heart.


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    As a question (and one I don't know the answer to) - from what I've read on the BBC, Westfield is participating in programmes to educate other players in the folly of his actions, has accepted he was wrong and has had an unblemished record of good behaviour since.

    Could you say the same about Aamir?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    So what. He was only 17 and was in the wrong company. People should have some sympathy and have a heart.
    Wasn't he 18?

    You wouldn't hold this opinion if he had no talent

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    Asif had talent but I don't want him back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    As a question (and one I don't know the answer to) - from what I've read on the BBC, Westfield is participating in programmes to educate other players in the folly of his actions, has accepted he was wrong and has had an unblemished record of good behaviour since.

    Could you say the same about Aamir?
    Yes he did the video stuff.

    It's great that Westfield can play. I'm not saying he should be deprived of that. I have been against jail from the beginning anyway. They aren't a threat to society anyway. With regards to banning, well Amir has done 3 years so I think that's punishment enough. He won't repeat it and if he does then a permenant ban should be given.

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    I guess the one reason to not be lenient to Aamir is that he did ignore his ban and play some club cricket against his conviction. I'm inclined to be lenient on him, but he doesn't have such a squeaky-clean record as Westfield and his offence was arguably greater in the first place. I'd expect Aamir to serve his time and then be allowed back to cricket in the same way that Westfield has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Wasn't he 18?

    You wouldn't hold this opinion if he had no talent
    TBH you are right. He not only deprived himself but also everyone else.

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    His age is not an excuse. vic_orthdox to elaborate wrt anti-corruption training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    So what. He was only 17 and was in the wrong company. People should have some sympathy and have a heart.
    Why is age a relevance?

    A 17 year who shoots someone is a murderer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Why is age a relevance?

    A 17 year who shoots someone is a murderer.
    I would have agreed for a life ban but being a bit pedantic here and saying wouldn't age be relevant in the context of the punishment that the law mets out?
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    To be honest I didn't care what punishment the courts gave them (especially with all the time off for good behaviour stuff), the only punishment I think should've been life bans, it's the only way to show players that this sort of behaviour isn't acceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Why is age a relevance?

    A 17 year who shoots someone is a murderer.
    Why are using murder as an example?

    That's a serious crime and because of that the punishment is severe.



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