New Delhi: Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi on Thursday alleged that corruption in cricket is not just restricted to his nation but exists in other countries too where the cricket boards often bury the matter.
"It's not only in Pakistan, it happens in other countries too where the cricket boards bury the matter," Afridi said after three Pakistani players were sentenced to jail for their role in the spot-fixing scandal.
Salman Butt, 27, was sentenced to two and a half years, Mohammad Asif, 28, was handed a one-year term, while 19-year-old Mohammad Aamer was sentenced to six months in the young offenders' detention centre instead of jail, making them the first cricketers ever to be imprisoned for corruption.
Afridi felt it will set an example for the entire cricketing world.
"It's an example for not just Pakistan but for cricketers from all over the world. It's not about me, it has damaged the reputation of the team, the whole nation and the cricket world. I hope it sets an example for the future generation of cricketers," Afridi said.