1. SubscriberFMF
    Main Poster
    This Thread
    Joined
    28 Oct '05
    Moves
    29845
    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. Joined
    18 Jan '07
    Moves
    6864
    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. Account suspended
    Joined
    26 Aug '07
    Moves
    38239
    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. Santiago
    Joined
    06 Aug '04
    Moves
    233535
    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. Joined
    18 Jan '07
    Moves
    6864
    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
Back to Top