Fixers are invisible enemy in the game: Mark Ramprakash

Mark Ramprakash said with a new season just around the corner, there is a new sense of vigilance in the domestic game Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Mar 14, 2012

Former England cricketer Mark Ramprakash welcomed England crickets purge on match-fixing describing fixers as the invisible enemy in the game of cricket.

“With a new season just around the corner, there is a new sense of vigilance in the domestic game even though we may be looking out for an invisible enemy,” Ramprakash was quoted saying by Mirror sport.

“The threat of spot-fixing in county cricket comes round every year like Father Christmas, but the Mervyn Westfield case has delivered a wake-up call to all of us that it is very real.

“What happened to Westfield may have been an isolated case, but if so, let s nip it in the bud, let s make our professional cricketers, young and old, more aware of the traps and stings.”

Lord s anti- corruption tsar Chris Watts has launched a new programme to highlight the risks of criminal gangs trying to infiltrate dressing rooms in England.