Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said that he wants cricket cheats to be exposed. Referring to rumors of fixed matches, he said that the guilty should be punished. Ponting wants the sport to be clean of all such allegations.
Ponting said, “We’ve all been aware of a certain amount of corruption in the game for a long time now and there’s always just been a bit of smoke, there hasn’t been much fire around it. But like a lot of other big issues in our games, whether it’s drugs or whatever, the sooner the governing bodies can get to the bottom of these issues and actually start making an example of some of the people they know are in the wrong and they know are guilty, the better off we’re all going to be.”
He added, “There is nothing worse than having that [corruption] tag around, the worry about the integrity of cricket, there is nothing worse than that, and that is what every governing body would be fearing and a lot of the players. It takes away a bit from the game they love. The sooner we can get to the bottom of it … and fans and spectators and sponsors can be 100 per cent happy with the spectacle in the middle, the better off we will all be.”