Spot fixing in cricket punishment details for Pakistani's cricketers
Its total shame for cricket game and at the same time this should be a lesson for all cricketers in the world. This is the first time cricketers are getting jail punishment for cricketers for spot fixing in cricket. Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer are the three Pakistanis cricketers who were punished for spot fixing in cricket. This is the decision from London High court. This should be a lesson for young cricketers as Mohammad Aamer who is only 19 years old was also in this spot fixing case. According to the London court decision, Salman Butt has got punishment of 30 months in Jail, then Mohammad Asif for 1 year and Mohammad Aamer for six months in Jail. The main agent of this spot fixing, Mazhar Majeed was punished for 2 years and 8 months in Jail. Butt, Asif and Aamer are also restricted from playing international cricket for 10, 7 and 5 years respectively. The sad thing is that Muhammed aamir who is only 19 years of age and came from a poor family background and the decision of the London court should really heart Aamir's Family. The spot fixing match was between Pakistan and England on August 2010 where Aamir bowled noballs in the match.
Words of Judge cooke about the decision
"It's not cricket' was an adage,". "It is the insidious effect of your actions on professional cricket and the followers of it that make the offences so serious."
"The image and integrity of what was once a game but is now a business is damaged in the eyes of all, including the many youngsters who regarded you as heroes and would have given their eye teeth to play at the levels and with the skills that you had,"
The judge in his judgement has made his observation wisely .It is serious warning to the Indian players not to indulge in 'spot fixing ,match fixing or any other form of cheating because we live in a country where cricket is a religion and cricketers are treated as 'gods', such acts will break the hearts of the Indian cricket lovers and will feel let down if they found that their cricketers had cheated them for the sake of money.Let the game be played fair because the cricketers were once called ''gentlemen in whites' besides are the cricketers not earning enough name ,fame and money.Please do not do not cheat the devotion of the innocent public .