LAHORE The Pakistan cricket is witnessing its most eventful period in history. Very much like the country, its cricket is in a mess. Big times demand big measures and the crisis that has engulfed Pakistan in the shape of spot-fixing demands a clean up operation in which corrupt players as well as officials should be included. Crooks wont cook up conspiracies if there is strong system in place. The latest of the series of controversies was the footage of Yasir Hameed, who later denied it. One is compelled to believe that the rot is not just limited to players. The board officials, even if they are innocent in fixing, are guilty of carelessness and professional incompetence. The team manager should be held accountable first of all because he is the one supposed to keep a strong vigil on the players. There maybe RAW manipulations aimed at tarnishing the image of Pakistan but how could the players forget that they were representing their country which has given them so much fame and money? If the charges are proven, Muhammad Asif should the first to be banned - for he has now emerged as a serial offender. Salman Butt and Yasir Hameed deserve no less that is if the charges are proven. Mohamad Amir has won a bit of sympathy from many former cricketers including Ramiz Raja, Micheal Atheron and Geoff Boycott. Asifs career is tainted with indiscipline, drugs, doping and nights-out with models while Salman Butt, the more educated of the lot, shocked everyone for he was supposed to lead from the front as skipper. Interestingly, Yasir Hameed (normally called as bacha - child - in team circles), never spoke of fixing scam earlier and now when he was duped by the New of the World, makes the revelations. But all the allegations need to be probed and for that the ICC has started scanning last 82 matches of Pakistan team. The ICC should also probe other teams as former Pakistan captain Imran Khan has said the spot-fixing may be more common in international cricket than initially thought. Some media reports have pointed to Asia Cup final where Sri Lanka lost to India badly. If it is believed that Pakistan was bribed to lose matches, then the matches Australia and England lost to Pakistan in Headingley and at the Oval, make the issue much more complex to investigate. The ICC should also scrutinise Pakistans win against India in the Champions Trophy and win against South Africa in the World T20 match. They should not forget that it is England where gambling is legal and it was Allen Stanford who was found involved in money laundering in cricket. The whole issue has a lot of grey areas. The officials need to broaden the horizon of investigation and include more matches, more teams and more possibilities. The ICC needs to clean up the mess for now its a matter of the integrity of the sport.