London: Susupended former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt had not witnessed the reality show Saach Ka Saamna (The Moment of Truth) in which Vinod Kambli reportedly confessed that close friend Sachin Tendulkar could have saved him from self-destruction. But the former Pakistan opener is open to appearing before any lie detector machine.
“I have not seen the polygraph machines but I don’t mind appearing for the lie detector test. It should be conducted for all players,” Butt said.
Butt though felt these machines won’t help curbing corruption in the game. “The polygraph tests are more suited for the television shows and not for rooting out the corruption in the game,” he added.
He also questioned the purpose of the lie-detector test. “If machines are to give the verdicts, what would courts do and where would judges and lawyers go? Thousands of people would be jobless,” he argued.
However, former Australian captain Steve Waugh, who is first to undergo this test to set an example on others, will soon meet the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit to share his views on lie-detector tests.
The parent body of world cricket, it’s learnt, is considering putting up the pictures of several bookmakers at the dressing rooms to educate the players