Spot-fixing: Greedy players affecting credibility of other cricketers, says VVS Laxman

Laxman, who mentored the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the recently-concluded IPL 6, said the manner in which the team won close matches augurs well for the future. The Hyderabadi also said the cash-rich Indian Premier League will miss iconic players like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.

updated: May 29, 2013 20:37 IST
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Mumbai: Former Indian cricket great V V S Laxman on Wednesday said that the "credibility" of cricketers should not be "affected" just because of the presence of some greedy players who are lured into malpractices such as spot-fixing through use of big money and freebies.

"It is very important because just for some greedy players, the credibility of the rest of the players should not be affected. I think it is a very important issue and I am sure it will be cleaned up very soon," Laxman told reporters on the sidelines of a promotional event.

He said he was going through a "feeling of anguish" in the wake of the spot-fixing and betting scandal that have hit Indian cricket but sounded optimistic the sport would be cleaned up soon.

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