Cricket chaos

Assuming that they are guilty, can you really blame the cricketers for indulging in match-fixing? After all, they (like all Pakistanis) have seen that there is no accountability in the country. They have seen politicians looting the country and buying property abroad, and getting away with it. They have seen disqualified parliamentarians being allowed to contest elections despite everyone knowing that they had submitted forged degrees earlier to contest elections. So why should they be punished for taking money for bowling no-balls?

Shakir Lakhani
Published in The Express Tribune, September 1st, 2010.