Jon Wilby writes for Lancaster University’s Scan on how to punish those found guilty of corruption in sport:
Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir was released from Portland Young Offenders Institute in Dorset last month after being convicted of sport fixing by deliberately bowling no balls.
The inevitable question is now being asked as to whether this young fast bowling sensation should be allowed to take the field of play now or in the future. If the International Cricket Council is serious about eradicating this ugly cheating from the sport then it is clear that Amir should never play cricket again.
The 18 year old has drawn comparisons with Pakistani legend Wasim Akram as a master of left arm swing bowling. Indeed the Sultan of Swing along with West Indies icon Michael Holding lamented Amir’s involvement in the spot fixing saga as this young man with seemingly limitless potential as a fast bowler tarnished his career by bowling no balls at certain points during his spell.
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