Spot-fixing saga will haunt Pakistan and England: Collingwood

The spot-fixing controversy marred the England-Pakistan series in 2010 Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Nov 16, 2011

Former England captain Paul Collingwood says that the memories of the spot-fixing saga would haunt Pakistan and England, when they play each other in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in ealy 2012.

Pakistan are scheduled to host England for three Tests, four One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three T20s from January 17 to February 27.

“It will be testing times for England against Pakistan after what happened. It hurt a lot of players who played in that series but Andy Flower is a very shrewd man, who will get the right approach from the team,” Collingwood was quoted by The Telegraph.

Collingwood added that the teams would have to take the responsibility to move on and create a good atmosphere for cricket. “It will be up to England and Pakistan to move on and deliver a fresh approach and create a good atmosphere and a competitive environment, because that is what will take cricket forward,” he said.