Are Kevin Pietersen’s crimes worse than those of a convicted spot-fixer?

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“All animals are equal, though some animals are some-more equal than others.”
― George Orwell, Animal Farm

Over a final few weeks, a English Cricket (ECB) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have ridden like Lady Godiva on bareback and suggested their exposed self to a world.

They have any interacted with a high form actor underneath their subtract with a diametrically opposite perspective on how to acquire a black sheep in their flock.

On a 1st Feb 2012, a childish looking Pakistani named Mohammad Amir walked quietly by a gates of a Portland Young Offenders Institute in Dorset and behind into society.

Kevin Pietersen and Mohammad Amir. IBNliveKevin Pietersen and Mohammad Amir. IBNlive

Kevin Pietersen and Mohammad Amir. IBNlive


On 13 Mar 2015, that same convicted mark fixer and rapist done his approach out to play for Omar Associates in Pakistani domestic cricket.

The PCB have corroborated Amir. Most of a published explanation has corroborated Amir. we clarity a wider cricket village have mostly corroborated Amir.

The account goes something like this: Amir was young. He was underneath vigour from his captain to play those no balls. He was naive. Impressionable. He has served his time.

He is intensely talented.

He is young.


The ECB are a regressive organisation.

In fact, English cricket enlightenment is singular from a rest of a world. Where many of a universe see a diversion as common and open, a English cricket enlightenment comes from a place of privilege, correct behaviour, egg and bacon jackets and those from a ‘right kind of family.’

Kevin Pietersen is a rogue. A gifted one, though a brute nonetheless. He has a personality. Whilst a member of a English squad, he voiced his opinion plainly to his teammates and a administration. He did this behind sealed doors and not around a media.

Kevin, like many men, has done mistakes.

He sent a content summary to his South African opponents that he substantially shouldn’t have. The summary had zero in it that was deleterious to his team. Captain Strauss has certified so in his book.

However, Kevin paid a price. He was stood down and eventually ‘re-integrated’ behind into a group during a after date.

Officially, all was forgiven.

Kevin carried on where he left off.

He done universe category attacks demeanour like normal class cricketers though continued to plea a group care in what many would sincerely reason was a correct environment. It was all divided from a media’s ever supportive ears.

But a regressive ECB care didn’t like challenge. They make Kevin a victim after a 5-0 losing Ashes campaign.

His crime?

Appearing ‘disinterested’ on a field, looking out a window and whistling in a meeting.

Something like that.


Is being opposite an emanate for Kevin Pietersen or is it one for a ECB leadership? Who binds a can to safeguard a group gels?

Ultimately, a enlightenment that rewards debasing poise rather than one that respectfully hurdles is a bad one.

Kevin Pietersen is not a mark fixer. He has never been underneath guess of cheating. He has never been convicted in a courts of cheating. He has never spent time behind bars.

He is guilty of not permitting himself to be compelled by a regressive culture. He is guilty of desiring Colin Graves when he pronounced that there was a ‘clean slate’. He is guilty of meditative a ECB had changed.

Yes, he is guilty of edition a tell all book after he was dismissed from a ECB. He is therefore also guilty of permitting a ECB care to reason personal grudges opposite him.

Is he guilty of vouchsafing those grudges foreordain preference policy?

If Pietersen was 25 instead of 34, would a ECB be behaving in this manner? They have shown around a re-integration routine formerly that age is a vast cause when deliberation what to do with non-conforming talent.

The same indictment can be forked during a PCB.

Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt have had their papers hammered ‘never to return’.

However, since of Amir’s age and skills, a PCB have embraced what he could meant for a destiny of their team.

Amir cheated his teammates, his country, a people and a diversion of cricket.

Pietersen did not lie his teammates, his country, a people or a diversion of cricket.

One is young.

One is old.

One usually certified his wrongdoings after being corroborated into a corner.

The other supposed a punishment for what in hindsight did not aver it.

One gets a hero’s acquire from a house looking for a champion stallion to back.

The other is already a people’s champion.

Both are cricketers. Both done mistakes. Both will have teammates not 100 percent gentle about their lapse into a inhabitant squads.

Is cricket now trumpeting by a actions that Kevin Pietersen is worse than a convicted mark fixer?

That evidence is now utterly easy to win,

Are we happy that cricket has embraced this value set?

“All animals are equal, though some animals are some-more equal than others.”