Karachi: Former PCB Chairman Khalid Mahmood on Thursday said that corruption in cricket can only be rooted out when officials are also given punishment and held responsible for failing to stop the menace in the sport.
"I think some serious legislation is required through Parliament in Asian countries to have laws to deal with players, officials and bookmakers. Until the, it will be only be the players who get punished," he said.
"I just feel at times that players are soft targets whenever a spot-fixing scandal comes up. This time in the IPL the good thing was that the police only arrested the three players after thorough investigations and evidence.