New Delhi: BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday expressed his "disgust" over cricketers being embroiled in match fixing and spot-fixing in return for money.

"I find it extremely disgusting, therefore, to find that cricketers are making front page headlines these days not because of the records they break, either in their batting or bowling performance, but simply because of the wealth they have been amassing due to their match fixing or spot-fixing," he said in his blog.

Talking about the cricketers belonging to the 60s and 70s era, he fondly mentioned an interview that Farokh Engineer gave recently where he agreed that they played the game with spirit and the joy associated with it and "with no money in the game".

"The political scams the country has been hearing about since the Commonwealth Games of 2008 have earned for the nation a lot of disrepute. But this last phase involving a different breed of icons only point out what is at the root of all this degradation -- it is money," he said.

(JPN/Agencies)

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