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Thread: Match fixing or doping?

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    Match fixing or doping?

    Basically, which is worse - cheating to win, or cheating to lose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Basically, which is worse - cheating to win, or cheating to lose?
    If they are willing to cheat, they are willing to do with for both winning and losing. So it doesn't matter.

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    Life ban for both..

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    They're both pretty bad but as far as cricket is concerned, definitely match fixing IMO.
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    I am not comfortable with putting Match and spot fixing together. Match Fixing >>>> Doping. Doping (as in using performance enhancement drugs) == Spot Fixing.

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    yea for me match fixing is far worse. i guess at some crude level doping still means that the player is playing purely to win. When you fix the match's result the whole thing is just a sham. It's the worst form of cheating in cricket, I think.

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    worst one first-

    match fixing > doping > spot fixing

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    Clearly one would aspire to have neither in the sport, but one of the main tenets of any sporting contest (as opposed to sporting entertainment like professional wrestling) is that the combatants are trying to win. With match-fixing this is eroded.

    As great as the stand between Trott and Broad was in the 4th test of Pakistan's 2010 tour up here I personally find it impossible to view in quite the same way as I did on the Saturday before the NotW broke the no-balls for sale story.

    Ftr I don't consider "spot-fixing" any less grave a sin than "match-fixing"; "fixing" any aspect of a match is match-fixing, surely? By definition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Haha that's the perfect picture for the thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    worst one first-

    match fixing > doping > spot fixing
    Probably this. If it was an individual sport then doping and match fixing would be as bad as each other, but the integrity of the game is more likely to be wrecked with match fixing.

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    Match Fixing > Spot Fixing > Doping

    The terrible feeling I experienced due to Asif's involvement in spot-gate was so much worse than the horrible feeling I got due to him taking drugs. I felt disgusted knowing that there are so many Pakistani youths who are striving to do better for their country and are very patriotic, and yet these traitors were willing to sell their country's reputation for cash.

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    Both are terrible and should result in life bans for all involved. However, I would rather a player test positive for doping than be shown to be match fixing.

    Doping calls into question the fairness of an individual player's abilities and performance. Match fixing calls into question the legitimacy of the whole game.

    Edit: Am including spot fixing with match fixing there. They are, for all intents and purposes, indistinguishable in my book.
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    Spot fixing is basically match fixing. For one ball, or two, or whatever, Amir and Asif were trying not to win.
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