Cricketers found guilty should be heavily punished

Updated: Sep 03, 2010, 19:51 PM IST

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said the International Cricket Council (ICC) is not a policing body and the cricketers themselves should have responsibility towards the game.

Referring to the `spot-fixing` scam, the ace Bengal cricketer said those found guilty in the `spot-fixing` scandal should be "heavily punished".

Without naming the accused trio of Pakistan Test skipper Salman Butt and the pacer duo of Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir, the southpaw said," We should wait for the outcome."

"The guilty should be heavily punished. These are all allegations, there is no proof yet. We should not make comments," he said.

"ICC is not a police station, it has some set of laws. If at all they are violated, they will take action. Nothing is foolproof," the 38-year-old said.

"Not just Pakistan is involved. I hear players from Australia and Bangladesh have been approached. It boils down to the players, it`s their as well as captain`s responsibility. They are playing as an individual, they should take responsibility," Ganguly said.

Pakistan`s Test skipper Butt and pacers Asif and Aamir are facing a Scotland Yard investigation over their alleged involvement in a betting scam "exposed" by a British tabloid`s sting operation.