The ongoing spot-fixing saga in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) seems to be growing bigger with every passing day. After pacer Mohammad Irfan was provisionally banned by the PCB for allegedly indulging in corrupt activities, batsman Shahzaid Hasan too met a similar charge on account of corruption. It is now being believed that as long as Pakistan doesn’t make a clear example out of match fixers, this menace wouldn’t cease.
Seeking a clear end to this misery is the 42-year-old veteran and Pakistan captain Misbah Ul Haq. The Islamabad United captain was of the view that a life ban was the only solution to deter match-fixing in the near future. Misbah, who prepares for what could well be the final series of his international career in the Caribbean, was thumbs up for a serious punishment for fixers.
“Obviously it’s disappointing and there should be a law that once you have done something wrong you should not return to this field again,” said Misbah. .”We did our best to clean the game up and the seven years of hard work and our image is now spoilt to a great extent. You cannot afford this again and again,” he said about the infamous scandal in 2010.
Adding about the upcoming Test series against the Calypso Kings, Misbah was of the view that it would be a really tough series. “It will be a tough series and we will not take West Indies lightly because they gave us a tough time in all three Tests last year,” said Misbah. “The conditions there will be tough and the ball will spin so you can’t relax,” he concluded.