Punish officials who fail to stop fixing says former PCB chief Khalid Mahmood

During Khalid Mahmood's tenure in the late 90s, the allegations of fixing in Pakistan's losses to Bangladesh and Australia in the final of the 1999 World Cup had come up. Justice Qayyum match fixing inquiry was also held during his tenure.

updated: May 24, 2013 07:50 IST
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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.

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