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CHANDIGARH, June 2(Agencies): The IPL spot fixing scandal has taken the sheen off cricket. The shift in viewpoint is evident on the pitch.

"My students seem to have lost faith in cricket. They feel it is not a gentleman's game anymore as players have succumbed to corruption. The game should be played in the true spirit. The IPL tournament brings talented and emerging cricketers into the mainstream to play for India.

But because of a few players, the IPL is getting a bad name. It is disheartening for budding cricketers," said Rocky Sindra, a coach at the PCA academy.

For diehard fans, some role models are the saving grace.

"My only inspiration is Adam Gilchrist. I practiced with all the teams when they came to Mohali. The match fixing scandals have disappointed me but I am not discouraged because they did something wrong and they had to pay the price.

I want to be a cricketer and I will be an honest one," Gursehaj Singh Behl, a 14-year-old cricket lover and student of Ryan International School, said.

"I was really shocked because Sreesanth was a great inspiration for me. This scandal has depressed me a lot. I still play cricket but it has become just another game now," said Silus Samuel, a student of DAV school, Sector 10.

Parents of cricket lovers are also apprehensive about the game. "My son is a national player but after the scandal unraveled, I would never let him venture into the field.

It seems that many more scandals will be unearthed in the days to come," said Ranbir Grewal, a businessman from Sector 35.

"I am very disappointed. The International Cricket Council must remove this virus of match fixing. It has brought shame to the game," said Diviya Mahajan, a student of Home Science College, Sector 10.

News Updated at : Sunday, June 2, 2013
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