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No punishment is too harsh: Dalmiya

Published: Thursday, November 30, 2000, 0:00 [IST]
 
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New Delhi: Former President of International Cricket Council (ICC) Jagmohan Dalmiya has advocated stringent punishment for those found guilty of match-fixing.Dalmiya, a former BCCI chief, said he was not in favour of amnesty for those found guilty but added "The guilt, of course should be proved beyond doubt. I also feel that harassing innocent players or maligning them is a bigger crime.''"Life bans, fines, any thing that the Boards feel like? No punishment can be too harsh for selling your country. Let's not forget that cricket is a team game where players represent their respective countries," Dalmiya was found to have told a website.When asked whether hard-clinching evidence is difficult to produce in such cases, Dalmiya replied, "If not clinching hard evidence, it should at least be circumstantial so that it helps establish the guilt. Mere conjecturing is no good."He praised the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) saying the agency has done a commendable job. "It (CBI) has gone deep into the matter, but its observations on the BCCI are out of place."Asked if the match-fixing controversy caught administrators off guard, Dalmiya said "yes to an extent. We believed that cricket was a gentleman's game, but it does appear that some of the players were not behaving in that fashion. However, if you look at it, only about 10-12 players have been named so far directly or indirectly from among the 2000-odd who are playing the game worldwide. The malaise can be contained." UNI

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