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Mervyn Westfield case should be used to warn off young players – Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain: Use Westfield case to warn off young players

Dirty dozen: Mervyn Westfield was paid to try and concede 12 runs in an over

Dirty dozen: Mervyn Westfield was paid to try and concede 12 runs in an over

The ECB now need to use Mervyn Westfield, take him around to counties, do a video with him.

They should use him as an example for future generations of cricketers that if you do get a call in your room saying, 'Bowl a bad over and we will give you 6,000', this is what happens to you.

Instead of just parking him away somewhere to be forgotten, use the lad to make sure future generations don't make the same mistakes that he has made.You can't take your eye off the ball with this.

This example is what the game needs – Westfield would have been 21 when he decided to bowl that over and take that cash. You can do that and then two years down the line these things come back to bite you and haunt you.

He is the best example to show young players and say, 'Is it really worth it'

Westfield was a very good cricketer. There were rumours that if he beat this case, some other counties were going to come in for him. He was a real prospect.

Playing cricket will have been in his blood and now the game has been taken out of his lifestyle through what he did. It's a harsh lesson that he has learned.

Nasser Hussain was talking to Sky Sports News