Melbourne: Australian spin legend Shane Warne and former England coach Duncan Fletcher joined the growing clamour for life bans on Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir if they are found guilty of ‘spot-fixing’.
Pakistan’s Test skipper Butt and pacers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad are facing a Scotland Yard investigation over their alleged involvement in a betting scam ‘exposed’ by a British tabloid’s sting operation.
Warne, who was himself fined for sharing information with a bookie in 1994, said if found guilty, the Pakistani players deserve nothing less then a life ban.
“If it is true and they have been found guilty of match-fixing and throwing games and spot betting with the no-balls and stuff, if that’s the case they should be thrown out,” Warne was quoted as saying in media reports.
“It’s as simple as that.”