England batsman, Kevin Pietersen, has aired his views on match-fixing in cricket, saying that anyone found guilty, should be “finished”.
In November 2011, Pakistan trio Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, decided to match-fix by bowling no-balls, and were jailed for their actions by a London court.
Pietersen, who was part of the England squad, that was the target of the match-fixing scandal, said: “Match-fixing for me is an absolute no go, a lot of people fell out of love with [cricket] because of what a few guys had done. Anybody who gets caught needs to be finished.”
Last Thursday, Indian batting great, Rahul Dravid, stated that Mohammad Amir should be allowed to play international cricket once again, after serving his five year ban.
Pietersen, on the other hand, disagreed with Dravid’s comments, saying that Amir’s actions were “inexcusable”, and that he should not be allowed the play the sport again.
“I love the game of cricket so much and to play in that fixture, to see what those guys did for a little amount of money, is inexcusable in my words” he said.
Many others agree with both Pietersen and Dravid about the situation with Mohammad Amir, who claims he was tricked by Salman Butt, but, in the end, one thing that is certain, is that the players are working together to stop all forms of match-fixing from further ruining the reputation of cricket.