11 Jan 2012

Pakistan cricket captain says spot-fix scandal in the past

9:24 pm on 11 January 2012

The Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul Haq has had to contend with some awkward questions about the 2010 spot-fixing scandal ahead of the series against England, the first between the two countries since that infamous tour.

The scandal ended in jail terms for then captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer.

During his media conference after arriving in Dubai, the skipper was given the first taste of how the series will be seen.

When asked about it, a visibly-upset Misbah stressed the need for forgetting the 2010 controversy and said he's only focusing on what his side can do on the ground.

Since the scandal, the Pakistan Cricket Board has implemented a strict code of conduct for the players and introduced anti-corruption courses for international and domestic cricketers.

Misbah says corruption in Pakistan cricket is no longer a concern and says the series against England will be played in good spirit.

The first Test starts on January the 17th.