2 Sep 2010

Warne calls for life bans

6:28 pm on 2 September 2010

The former Australia cricket star Shane Warne wants the game's world governing body to flex its muscles" by issuing life bans for Pakistan players found guilty of involvement in betting scams.

Pakistan's Test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif have been summoned to London to meet Board chairman Ijaz Butt and Pakistan's high commissioner to Britain.

It's unclear if they'll be available for forthcoming matches but Ijaz Butt says he'll fight calls for the trio to be barred from appearing while the allegations are still being probed.

Warne says any players of match fixing or aiding spot betting by deliberately bowling no balls should be thrown out of the game.