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    Pakistan to threaten fixers with Life Ban

    The Dawn newspaper reported on Tuesday that the clause in the player's contract would clearly state a player found having any contact with a bookmaker will be banned for life.
    The PCB chairman Lt-Gen Tauqir Zia said that the addition of the clause was now essential because of the growing trend of bookmakers approaching the cricketers.

    "The clause was not added in the contracts which were given to the players before their departure for Sharjah. But now the addition appears essential as one realizes that the entire world is involved (in match-fixing)," the general said.

    Zia said that the players have been briefed to immediately report to the team management if approached by any bookmaker. Players have also been banned from using mobile telephones and entertaining friends in their rooms, according to Dawn.

    "If the players have to meet their friends, they have to meet in the manager's room. That practice was followed in the home series against Sri Lanka and would be implemented in future," Zia said.

    throw all the cheaters out