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    Reckon Amir will plead "young and impressionable" and get off with a slap on the wrist for this. But Asif with his chequered history...this might be the last time we see him play...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    Apparently, Afridi has come out in the open saying that he quit test cricket because of rampant matchfixing.

    Bit rich of him to say that now.
    Agreed. Says the guy who was biting into a cricket ball like it was an apple and blatently being caught for ball tampering. Pakistan should be removed from International Cricket for a while. They really need to get their house in order. There is no room for cheats in this game and I don't care how young or talented you are, you should've thought of that before selling out.

    I would be satisfied with life bans for Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir if they are found guilty. In the case of Mohammad Asif, it seems like the idiot doesn't learn. From steroids to being caught with illegal drugs in the Middle East and now match fixing, he needs to be banned from the game.
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    FFS, he's eighteen, not eight, he's not a child, if he's old enough to play cricket for his country, he's old enough to be banned from it.
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    FFS, he's eighteen, not eight, he's not a child, if he's old enough to play cricket for his country, he's old enough to be banned from it.
    Agreed, but there's a precedent of young players getting off for this kind of bull**** (think Gibbs), and especially in a system as corrupt as Pakistan's I can't see him being held to account, especially given how popular he is. Reckon 2 or 3 players (most likely Kamran and Asif) will be held up as sacrificial lambs, and charges against the rest will get swept under the rug or only lightly punished.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    FFS, he's eighteen, not eight, he's not a child, if he's old enough to play cricket for his country, he's old enough to be banned from it.
    Agree 100%. There's no way that any professional player would think that accepting money from a bookie in exchange for performing in a certain way is wrong. It's not as if spot-fixing is a new thing either; Kaneria got arrested for allegedly doing it in county cricket a couple of months ago. He wasn't charged in the end, but if for some reason Amir hadn't known of it before, you can be damn sure he would've known of it after that.
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    FFS, he's eighteen, not eight, he's not a child, if he's old enough to play cricket for his country, he's old enough to be banned from it.
    Agree completely. If he is found guilty, he deserves a ban no matter how young he is.

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    If the excuse that "I'm too young/unworldly/uneducated" is going to be allowed, then we need to think about this another way and impose age and educational restrictions on who can play international cricket. Otherwise we can simply say "you're 18+, you're playing with the big kids, taking the big kid rewards, and with the big kid rules"
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    I also think that there needs to be some sort of deterrant to prevent other young players from going down the same path. If you are going to sell yourself out, sell your team out and sell your country out you are going to get banned for life. There should be no excuses.

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    Agreed with everything above. Realistically the only thing that can save Amir from a very, very long ban is if he wasn't actually taking money, but was rather merely "following orders".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    The link, I assume, is that they were effective and high-quality undercover investigative 'stings' carried out by NOTW in the same way as this, which gives this more credibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cover drive man View Post
    The news of the world didn't catch Gary Glitter, did they?
    I honestly have no idea, but that, I assume, is why it was brought up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    Agreed, but there's a precedent of young players getting off for this kind of bull**** (think Gibbs)
    And Gibbs was 26!

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    Didn't Gibbs get off (relatively) lightly because he ultimately decided not to throw away his wicket as planned? I don't think his age had much to do with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    I honestly have no idea, but that, I assume, is why it was brought up.
    No, the news of the world have done nothing but try to get people to torture him. Also on the claim that the news of the world are usually right on these "investigations", what about the max mosley case ffs? Why has it just been forgotten that his son also happenned to kill himself after all the trouble? Oh yeah that's right, the media decide what's right and wrong and always fair.

    I'm not having a go at you spark it's just something I detest.
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