I've been doing a significant amount of research on match fixing (some of you may have filled out a survey for me in the past), and it got me thinking.
Do you think the ICC caught match fixing in the 1990s and spot fixing in 2010 before it could spread any further? Is it possible that, had Cronje not broken down or Qayuum done so much, that men like Salim Malik would not have been found out, and allowed to continue recruiting players?
Is it possible that, shock horror, News of the World did the cricketing world a service by bringing down Majeed? Do you think spot fixing would have spread the way match fixing did in the 1990s?
A lot of questions, and for that I apologise, but I'm genuinely interested to see what people think about how far it could have gone, or if it would have spread at all.