Cricket: Is the Sport Still Corrupt a Year on from the Pakistan Dramas?

David Moulson@mouls11Contributor IMarch 21, 2012

The board in which the corruption sentences were wrote on for the media
The board in which the corruption sentences were wrote on for the mediaPeter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

So I wrote over a year ago about the Spot Fixing from the Pakistani players at Lords. This turned out to be a major eye opener in sport as Mohammed Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammed Asif where all convicted to Spot Fixing charges and have since been doing time behind bars.

Following the allegations the County game was brought under demeaning eyes as former Essex fast bowler Mervyn Westfield was also jailed for bringing corruption into cricket. 

The England and Wales Cricket Board have brought in a Anti-Corruption amnesty to make a report into match-fixing. This has brought success as a number of unnamed players have also come forward confidentially to say how they have been approached, according to the BBC.

Westfield also mentioned the name of Danish Kaneria in his statement to the police. Kaneria has denied any wrong doing, as shown by BBC.

The eye-opening part for myself is where is this going to stop?

With both the County game and most surprisingly the international game coming under threat of spot and match fixing, how can this be battled in sport?

Michael Atherton and Sky Sports ran a recent documentary about Mohammed Amir (Mohammad Amir: The Interview), one of the youngest players who has been caught up in the Spot Fixing allegations. He has done six months in prison.

After watching this documentary, it seemed like Amir was lead by one of his senior players into thinking that doing this Spot fixing would benefit him and he would not get caught.

I wonder if this is something that is happening in all sport where senior players are coaching younger players into corruption with them being naive in the understanding that "they won't get caught."

What is everyone's view on the corruption in cricket and in sport in general? This is something that I am sure will hamper sport for many years to come unless something is done sooner rather than later.