Ramiz Raja, the former Pakistani player and a so often taken name from the cricketing commentary panels, suggests that lie detectors shall be used in order to catch the match-fixing culprits.
Ramiz made this statement on account of Afghanistan’s Shafiqullah Shafaq ban for the next three years. The commentator thinks that using lie detectors might make it easy to catch the fixers and people involve in fixing scandals.
He suggested that as there are tools and types of equipment to test the Coronavirus, similarly, there shall be instruments to detect the lies.
“I wish there was an instrument to calculate this intention, just like the temperature taking tools being used for the Covid-19. We could easily red flag players who could go on to become fixers. A lie-detector test could be used,” Raja was quoted as saying in a YouTube video, reported by Cricket Pakistan.
“Just as random samples are taken for dope testing, we should also conduct random lie-detector tests. We should do that in a regular-season to find out if players have ever been involved in match-fixing. This is an outside-the-box idea,” he stated.
Ramiz Raja suggests using lie detectors to identify match-fixing
“The solution to this problem is very confusing. We have rules, laws, regulations, and player education programs but if a player is intent on fixing then no one can stop them. Fixers can usually attack in two important parts of a career. They can attack at the end of someone’s career because they have nothing to lose,” he added.
Pakistan have also reported a number of crimes since cricket’s birth in the nation. Saleem Malik, Umar Akmal, Salman Butt, Sharjeel Khan, M. Amir are the recent cases that got opened for discussion. However, a few names from the Justice Qayyum’s report are also being revealed.