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Cricket is always termed as ‘Gentlemen’s Game’. However, the spirit of the game is always questioned by some controversial instances. These incidents have played their part in snatching the Gentlemen tag from the game itself.

It is impossible to hold the spirit of the game everytime a player turns out to play.

However, the players have played their part in playing the game in a wrong way. They have veered off the track and thus the game has taken the severe beating.

Thus, we take at the five reasons why cricket should not be considered as a gentlemen’s game.

Five reasons why cricket is not a gentlemen’s game:

Match Fixing:

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Mohammad Amir learned the hard lessons early on in his career. Credits: AP

We have seen many players getting themselves involved in a match-fixing menace. They not only went on to ruin their own career but also gave a bad image to the beautiful game in particular.

Meanwhile, a player faces a minimum ban of five years if he is caught in the match-fixing scandal.

South Africa’s late Hansie Cronje, Herschelle Gibbs, India’s Mohammad Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja, S Sreesanth, Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir got themselves into the troubled waters via match-fixing in the recent past.

Thus, it is always sad to note when a player goes off the track and chooses to gamble while tarnishing his and country’s image. It is difficult to understand that why players choose money when they are already paid a hefty amount by their respective boards owing to a lucrative contract.

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