“We were told how Aamer committed the crime and how he was lured into committing the deed,” said a player who attended the lecture. “The ASCU official spoke about how these cricketers were approached by certain individuals and how one needs to avoid such people.”
According to a top BCCI official, with the players being groomed for senior cricket, the board wants to educate them at the junior level itself. Aamer was just 18 years old when he was caught in the fixing scandal.
This is not the first time the BCCI has used a Pakistan player as example. During the domestic T20 league in 2012, players were shown an awareness video made by the ICC in which Aamer talks about the ills of fixing. However, it failed to make an impact as the arrest of the three Rajasthan Royals players on spot-fixing charges shows.
The ACSU programme will also be implemented at the senior domestic level soon.