PCB Wants Government to Criminalise Match-fixing, Spot-fixing in Cricket

The Pakistan Cricket Board has requested the federal government to legislate a legislation that may criminalise match-fixing and spot-fixing in cricket.

PCB chairman Ehsan Mani mentioned at current they do not have the authorized authority to name witnesses or verify financial institution accounts and different particulars to deeply probe corruption.

“I have already spoken to the government about this because other cricket playing nations like Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka have enacted laws that make match-fixing a criminal offence,” he mentioned on Tuesday.

He mentioned the PCB had carefully adopted the process adopted by the Sri Lankan board whereas legislating its legislation in opposition to match fixers.

“We are studying their procedure closely and we also want corruption acts in cricket to be considered a criminal act,” he mentioned.

Mani, nevertheless, made it clear that till that’s completed the PCB would proceed to observe the present ICC Anti-Corruption Code which permits gamers to return to cricket once more after finishing a ban interval and rehabilitation course of.

“I will not talk about individuals but right now players who have completed bans and undergone rehab have the right to play again and it applies to everyone,” he mentioned.

Pakistan has witnessed quite a lot of corruption instances through the years with gamers reminiscent of Test captain Salim Malik, Danish Kaneria, Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif – all caught in both match-fixing or spot-fixing.

Recently, left-handed opener Sharjeel was provided one other likelihood to play for the nationwide crew after finishing a two and a half 12 months ban for spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League.

It led to an enormous debate on PCB’s coverage on permitting tainted gamers again in the nationwide crew.

Former captains, Ramiz Raja, Mohammad Hafeez and Shahid Afridi have all strongly spoken out in opposition to giving a second likelihood to responsible gamers.

Ramiz mentioned in a latest interview that his blood boiled when left-arm pacer, Amir, was allowed again into the Pakistan crew.

Pakistan batting nice Javed Miandad had additionally mentioned that cricketers concerned in match fixing needs to be hanged.

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