It's always sad when the subject of match fixing rears it's ugly head in any sport much less my beloved cricket. Once again it is Pakistan mentioned with four players including their captain suspected of wrong doings. I know I had my suspicions when they toured Australia with one very suspect result highlighting the issue but last night's happenings in Blighty are another thing entirely. Specifically the accusation is not results based however how England were able to recover from 7/102 to eventually make 446 and then for Pakistan to succumb all out 71 and 4/41 seems to make a mockery of that. At 7/102 the Poms were paying around $20 so you don't have to be a genius to realise the temptation was there.
We are living in a sad world when a spectacular recovery by England is viewed with skeptisism but the facts are there. Four players are accused, one man has been arrested and Pakistani cricket takes another one to the midrift. They are now a country that must play their home games in other nations and must endure scrutiny for every loss. How long can the ICC continue to sanction them?