Australian vice captain Shane Watson feels cricketers found guilty of corruption should be banned for life. "In the end, I think a life ban is surely enough to be able to say to people that it is the wrong thing to do.

Shane Watson

It is challenging the integrity and taking the game of cricket down," Watson was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.

"Whether it is jail, whether it is a life (playing) sentence, there is no doubt that the punishments are very severe for doing the wrong thing.

"Since I first started playing, you know that if you do something wrong in that regard you won't be playing cricket ever again.

For me personally, it has (cricket) given me an amazing life and something I only ever dreamed of, so I would never want to do anything that even questioned the ability for me to be able to play the game that I love so much."