I see that our small but beautiful world of cricket's image is again getting tarnished by fixing allegations. It makes you wonder why should one try to watch, or follow the game by bunking colleges, or by keeping the office work pending? So, why should one believe that it is a human error, when a fielder drops a dolly catch like Pakistan have done in this entire series? Even more worse is the fact that governing body of cricket, ICC seem to be spineless and try to sweep everything under the carpet.
I am sure that all cricket fans would have read that sensational news of Pakistan's cricketers being involved in spot fixing on news of the world. It is shocking to see that even their captain Butt and their brightest prospect in the bowling attack Ameer are said to be involved in spot fixing and when one looks at those huge no balls it looks true.
We know that all sorts of allegations and rumours would fly around like Afridi visiting the team's hotel, more players including their fielding coach Ijaz Ahmed being involved in it and even the police having arrested the players and their passports being confiscated . What cricket fans want to see now is, ICC for once showing that they care about the game and do a thorough investigation and if found guilty, severely punish the players.
Actually, it isn't like fixing is new to cricket as even in the past, it has raised its ugly head. For instance, Asif Iqbal is said to have won the toss against India in 79, but said that India won the toss, the Saleem Malik bribery scandal, Cronjegate, allegations on Azharuddin, Samuels passing information to bookies, or even the involvement of Junior and Warne with a bookie, but the problem is, the ICC haven't shown the gumption to clean up the mess.
Finally, isn't it sad to see people of Pakistan, who have been ravaged by floods look at their cricketers as their heroes and they are said to be involved in fixing. God help Pakistan's cricket!