Karachi - Fixing the 'gentleman's game' has always been a fabled villain of the accomplished sport. Pakistan out of the lot has been the most tarnished by the foul act of fixing so far and former Pakistan cricketer is of the impression that respective cricket boards should be more cautious and intensify the security measures to supervise franchise-based T20 leagues and educate the players to keep the sport clean of corruption.

Pakistan managed to break the cessation of cricket with the domestic league taking place in the form of Pakistan Super League (PSL) but was marred with controversy recently after Pakistan Cricket Board provisionally suspended Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, M Irfan, Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed from playing any form of cricket for being involved in alleged spot-fixing out of whom Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were playing for Islamabad United. Both of them were suspended and sent back home on the second day of the league from Dubai and have since then been banned for five years by a three-member anti-corruption tribunal of the Pakistan board.

Waqar, has been retained as the bowling coach and Director cricket in the Islamabad United franchise for the third time now, expressed, "The menace of spot-fixing and gambling is like cancer for all sports including cricket and it is very important cricket boards take all steps to root out this problem from all cricket. "We are now carrying out a strict monitoring of all players in our franchise and we are confident that there will be no repeat of the last PSL incident this time," added the Pakistan's fabled bowler.

Asserting on the necessity to make security measures more rigid, Waqar concluded, "Even now everyone knows that no player becomes a big player until he has played and performed in Test matches which is a real challenge."

Pakistan cricket has been rocked by fixing with a life ban imposed on former test captain, Salim Malik in 2000. In 2010, then Pakistan captain Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamir were all caught for spot-fixing during a test at Lords against England and subsequently banned for a minimum of five years by the ICC. 

In 2012, the England and Wales cricket board banned Pakistan test leg-spinner, Danish Kaneria for life after finding him guilty of enticing other players to spot fix and meeting a bookie during the English county championship while playing as a pro for Essex.