"My message to the followers of cricket is keep following, keep loving this wonderful game."
This was the rallying call from Sir Ronnie Flanagan, the head of the ICC's anti-corruption unit, despite the jailing of three Pakistan cricketers and the agent Mazhar Majeed.
The message is great in theory - but in practice, just how easy is it going to be to convince cricket supporters that they are always watching sportsmen trying their very best?
The judge at Southwark Crown Court, Mr Justice Cooke, expressed his fear that cricket could be forever tainted by the scandal.
"Whenever in the future there are surprising events or results, followers of the game who have paid good money to watch it live or watch it on television will be left to wonder whether there has been fixing and whether what they have been watching is a genuine contest between bat and ball," he said.