SHARJAH (Agencies) - Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja feels the manner in which the players found guilty of spot-fixing were dealt with will clear the game of corruption. He also believes that the incident has indirectly helped the Pakistan team gel together and play towards a better future. Speaking to Gulf News, Raja, also a former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief executive, said: "It is sad news for Pakistan fans because they had already put the spot-fixing saga behind them, but suddenly it has erupted once again (through the court ruling). "In a way it is a good thing that the game is being cleared of the mess. Pakistan can now look forward to a better future, especially since their performance in the last 12 months has been extremely impressive. They seem to have learned a great deal from this horrible experience." Elaborating on the lessons to the learned from the incident, which saw three of their most talented cricketers sent to jail by a British court Raja said: "I think this whole episode has sort of made the players gel together. Also it has given them the bond. All that we now need to do is to prove the point to the world that we are to be recognised as a good cricket-playing country and that we need to perform in every game." Raja feels the controversy has also made the task ahead of the Pakistan team a bit harder. "This incident has also made it a bit tough on themselves because whenever they lose a match fingers can be pointed at them," he said. "It is heartening to know that they have been able to absorb all the pressures and go on to perform out there. This is something really great for not only Pakistan cricket but also for world cricket too." Raja also wants the PCB to boss the players and the game correctly at all levels.