Ramiz Raza Laments Nothing Was Learnt From Mohammad Amir’s Ban As Another Spot-Fixing Scandal Rocks Pakistan Cricket

Ramiz Raza Laments Nothing Was Learnt From Mohammad Amir’s Ban As Another Spot-Fixing Scandal Rocks Pakistan Cricket

Ramiz Raja is not a happy man after yet another spot-fixing scandal rocked Pakistan cricket.
Opening batsman Sharjeel Khan and top-order batsman Khalid Latif have both been suspended following their alleged links with bookies in a bid to corrupt the Pakistan Super League.

Ramiz is sad no one has learnt the lesson from Mohammad Amir’s ban which cost him five years. Amir had deliberately bowled a no-ball in exchange for money from bookies against England in 2010.
e was banned along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif.
“I wanted to make them them examples and not take them back into the system. It is a straight forward call for me. I was not in charge of the game. I just gave my opinion. See it has come back to bite us, unfortunately,” Ramiz was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.

“We did not want it. Pakistan has gone through hell regarding such situations. One more scandal to deal with I guess. No lessons were learnt from the Amir saga,” he added.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has launched an inquiry. After Sharjeel and Latif were suspended, Mohammad Irfan, Zulfiqar Babar and Shahzaib Hasan were also questioned by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit after their alleged involvement with the betting syndicate.
Ramiz has made it clear that if he was in charge he would never allow players like Amir back into international cricket.
“If I was the CEO, I would not have allowed him [Amir] back. There is no way such individuals should be allowed into the game. The game of cricket has to move and we can always have someone to replace him. No one is indispensable. We got it absolutely wrong,” he said.

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