Gibbs must be banned for long: Wessels

Published: Friday, May 25, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Gibbs was also suspended for six months till January this year for his involvement in a match-fixing scandal that led to a life ban on former captain Hansie Cronje. The general council of the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA) meets this weekend to consider a recommendation that Gibbs face a disciplinary hearing. It is expected to support the recommendation, but the stiffest sentence Gibbs may face is a three-match ban. Like Wessels, many cricket commentators here feel this is not a strong enough message to others who might also be tempted to commit offences knowing that the maximum punishment would be just a very temporary ban from the game. Extras:
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