KUALA LUMPUR: World cricket’s outgoing chief Haroon Lorgat yesterday admitted spot-fixing scandals were a low point of his tenure but insisted the sport was now in better shape to fight corruption.

Lorgat, who handed over to new International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson in Kuala Lumpur, said the sport’s response to its worst betting controversy in years would act as a deterrent to cheats.

“It’s a lowlight, but in the manner we responded we demonstrated we will not tolerate any form of corruption and that we’re going to pursue it to its logical conclusion,” said the South African.

Three Pakistani players were jailed in England over the spot-fixing affair after they were caught arranging no-balls to order during the 2010 Test series against England. – Sapa-AFP