Corrupt players shouldn't be spared, says Whatmore

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Published: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 14:46 [IST]
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'Corrupt players shouldn't be spared'

Lahore, May 17: Pakistan cricket team coach Dav Whatmore feels players who are involved in such acts of corruption should not be spared and termed the recent exposure of spot-fixing mess as unfortunate as Indian Premier League has a high regard among people all over the globe.

After Lalit Modi's comments on spot-fixing free tenure in IPL, Whatmore, the former coach of Kolkata Knight Riders also followed suit as he said the league was free from such controversies.

"What has happened in the IPL is unfortunate but when I was working with the Kolkata Knight Riders team I didn't see or sense any such thing going in the league," Whatmore told a media conference.

Whatmore further added saying any player who is involved in such acts of corruption should be punished severely.

"If anyone is indulging in corruption anywhere he must be dealt with strongly by the administrators. I think the ICC and its members are also well aware of what needs to be done to deal with this problem," he added.

Modi had tweeted on Wednesday stating that he did not witness any controversy regarding spot-fixing during his tenure and felt ICC's Anti Corruption Unit should take charge of the issue than leaving it to BCCI alone.


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