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  1. Subscriber FMF
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    12 May '11 02:01
    Should cricketers be subject to sting operations to root out corrupt players?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/9482147.stm
  2. 12 May '11 12:57
    Originally posted by FMF
    Should cricketers be subject to sting operations to root out corrupt players?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/9482147.stm
    I dunno. Something should be done, obviously, but a sting operation usually only catches the low-hanging fruit. You catch a fool who gives in to a temptation which wouldn't have come his way in the first place if it hadn't been for the operation. Meanwhile, the professional, habitual cheaters aren't careless enough to fall for a sting, and likely only work with people they have known for some time.
    If you could do a reverse sting, using a cricket player to sting one of the corruption's organisers, you'd have something worthwhile. But that may be dangerous to the player; and besides, most of them seem to be based in places like China, so good bleedin' luck with that.

    Richard
  3. 12 May '11 15:45
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    I dunno. Something should be done, obviously, but a sting operation usually only catches the low-hanging fruit. You catch a fool who gives in to a temptation which wouldn't have come his way in the first place if it hadn't been for the operation. Meanwhile, the professional, habitual cheaters aren't careless enough to fall for a sting, and likely only w ...[text shortened]... of them seem to be based in places like China, so good bleedin' luck with that.

    Richard
    If you could do a reverse sting, Lol

    what about reverse swing, now that's something!
  4. 15 May '11 03:51
    I'd like to see a few stings acted out on the FIFA executive committee. Seems starnge that the British press haven't tried this. They sem happy to make life unpleasant for the small guy rather than take on someone that might do them in court.
  5. 16 May '11 16:21
    Originally posted by Hopster
    I'd like to see a few stings acted out on the FIFA executive committee. Seems starnge that the British press haven't tried this. They sem happy to make life unpleasant for the small guy rather than take on someone that might do them in court.
    You cannot hope
    to bribe or twist,
    thank God! the
    British journalist

    But, seeing what
    the man will do
    unbribed, there's
    no occasion to.

    Humbert Wolfe, The Uncelestial City