May wants match-fixing amnesty
Players chief Tim May has called on all cricket countries to follow England's lead and offer an amnesty for information regarding match-fixing.
The England and Wales Cricket Board made the groundbreaking step to offer its players a three-month amnesty in January following the conviction of former Essex bowler Mervyn Westfield on spot-fixing charges.
While the deadline passed last week without any new information to prompt investigation, May believes the exercise could be an effective tool in the fight against corruption in other nations.
"My understanding is that they (the ECB) didn't really gather a great deal out of that exercise. But I think it is a worthwhile exercise for other countries to do," said former Australia international May, who is now the chief executive of the Federation of International Cricketers Association.
"Just because the England players didn't have much to report doesn't mean that Australian, New Zealand, Pakistan, Indian, Sri Lankan players haven't got much to provide either.
"I think there are players out there that are holding a great deal of information from the past or even the current that would assist the people who are put in charge of reducing, minimising or eradicating corruption from our game."
May believes match-fixers are still active in cricket, despite the high-profile jailing of three Pakistan players after they were found guilty of agreeing to bowl no-balls on demand during the tour of England two years ago.
Mohammad Asif was released from a Kent jail on Thursday after serving half of his 12-month sentence, while teenage quick Mohammad Amir completed three months of his term before release in February.
Former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt remains imprisoned on a 30-month sentence.
Despite those punishments providing a clear deterrent, May believes cricket authorities must continue to develop ways to ensure the sport is free from the lingering threat.
"I'd like to think that cricket was clean at the moment, but I think I'd be naive to think that," May told www.pakpassion.net.
"I think it's important that if we really want to attack these issues that we know what is going on.
"I think there is some information out there and we should make it as easy as possible for players to come forward with it."