<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Steve Waugh calls for use of lie-detectors to eradicate fixing from cricket" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130811122537.jpeg" title="Steve Waugh calls for use of lie-detectors to eradicate fixing from cricket" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Steve Waugh is sick of watching cynics suspect every dropped catch as being fixed © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Aug 11, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Former <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia</a> skipper <a href="/tags/Steve-Waugh/post" target="_blank">Steve Waugh</a> on Sunday said that lie-detectors can be used to reduce match-fixing in cricket.<br /> <br /> Waugh also said that fixing is a serious issue that is affecting cricket and wants the use of polygraphs to eradicate gambling and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/match_fixing/post" target="_blank">match-fixing</a>.<br /> <br /> "This is the most serious issue facing the game. We can't dismiss it this lightly," Waugh wrote in his new book,<em> The Meaning of Luck</em>, according to<em> Herald Sun</em>.<br /> <br /> "If a player hasn't done anything wrong, he won't be afraid. If he's been accused, he will have an avenue to help clear his name."<br /> <br /> "Maybe it could break open cases, if the lie detector itself or the mere threat of its use led to dishonest players confessing because they sensed a net was closing in on them," Waugh said.<br /> <br /> "At the very least, it might stop people saying to me, 'How many games did you play in that were fixed or you thought weren't 100 per cent authentic?', he added.<br /> <br /> Waugh also said that developing T20 tournaments could fall prey to the threat of match-fixing.<br /> <br /> "I believe we must explore every avenue available that might help diminish and then end the scourge," Waugh said.<br /> <br /> "A solution will be very costly. It will require courageous people to oversee its implementation, [but] it must be done."<br /> <br /> He also said he was sick of watching cynics suspect every dropped catch or a no-ball as being fixed.