Don’t understand why players indulge in corruption: Afridi
The IPL spot-fixing scandal has left Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi ‘sad’ and he cannot understand why some players are lured into corrupt practices despite earning good money. ‘I just don’t understand why these players have to resort to illegal means to earn money when there is already good money to be earned by playing cricket honestly and with 100 per cent commitment and dedication,’ Afridi told a news channel.
The former captain said he was saddened by the recent IPL spot-fixing controversy which led to the arrest of three players. ‘It is sad to see fellow players come to this stage that they are sent to jails. Because there is so much cricket these days everywhere they are so many professional T20 cricket leagues which pay good money to players,’ he noted.
The former captain was dropped for the Champions Trophy because of poor form but has been retained in category A of the new central contracts given by the Board this month to select players. Afridi interestingly believed he didn’t deserve to be in the top category given his ordinary performance in recent months. ‘Frankly speaking, the way I have performed in the last few months, I don’t think I deserve to be given the A category.’