Fixers should be banned for life, says Kevin Pietersen
English batsman Kevin Pietersen, who was part of the English side during the infamous spot-fixing scandal in 2010, has once again raised voice to place life ban on fixers and joined the group of people are are against giving second chances to people involved in fixing. He also warned English team and fans against firing up Mohammad Amir during the upcoming series.
“They have broken the rules, should pay the price and not be given a second chance,” Pietersen wrote in The Telegraph UK.
“If you cheat the system either by taking drugs or money to under-perform then you are mugging the spectators, your teammates and a sport that has been around a lot longer than you.
“People always deserve a second chance in life but sport is different.
“We are paid to play a sport we love and are damn lucky to lead the life of a professional cricketer.
“To try and gain an advantage by taking drugs or devaluing your sport by being bribed is breaking the 11th and 12th commandments. There can be no way back.”
England will face Pakistan in the first Test match, starting from the 14th of July at Lord’s, which will also see the return of tainted fast bowler Mohammad Amir who bowled those deliberate no-balls last time Pakistan visited the English shores.