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Cricket has been tarnished


I paid good money this summer to Virgin for Sky Sports and to the ECB to watch Pakistan play Test cricket against Australia and England.

I reasonably expected Pakistan (and England and Australia) to give 100 per cent to each and every ball with a view to beating each other.

It is quite clear to me, regardless of the outcome of the police enquiry, that the cricket has fallen well short of my expectations, and I shall not only not pay for Test match tickets to watch the matches but will be seeking reimbursement of my aforementioned outlay, through the courts, if necessary.

They have brought shame on themselves and caused me and millions other like-minded fans to question the very provenance of the game at the professional level.

Robert Sharp, Leeds

Belfast Telegraph