London: Many Pakistani cricket fans who turned up at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff for Sunday`s Twenty20 match against England insisted that despite the `spot-fixing` scandal which has engulfed the sport, they still had hopes of watching `good and fair cricket`.
More than half of the stadium was empty as Pakistan`s tour of England went from bad to worse after losing by the match by five wickets.
"It`s bad that there so many serious allegations being levelled at the Pakistani players," A newspaper quoted Amir, who came here from Milton Keynes with his family to watch the Twenty20 game.
"But we are still hoping that all`s not lost and that there is still hope for Pakistan cricket. I`ve come here, hoping to watch good cricket," he added.
Naeem, a student in Newport, said that he expect things to get better for the Pakistan team in the coming days.
"All that`s happened in the past few days will be behind the Pakistan team once the one-day series in full swing and the players are giving their best. All what the fans want is good and fair games and I`m here to watch one," Naeem said.