David Leggat from The Herald has approached Reid for comment over the Pakistan crisis, and he hasn't disappointed - check this out:
Former New Zealand captain and match referee John Reid says Pakistan should be thrown out of international cricket.
As the International Cricket Council gathers its evidence on the spot-fixing allegations against several members of the Pakistan team in England, Reid said it was high time decisive action was taken on those found to be involved in illegal activities.
"I would make an example of them. You've got to," the always forthright Reid said yesterday.
Not only would Reid support red-carding Pakistan for a period, he believes individuals, if found guilty of being involved in fixing, should be kicked out for good.
We agree 100%. Match-fixing, even for stupid things like bowling of no-balls at particular times is a blight on cricket, which of all the sports we follow is our first love. And for some reason, Pakistan and match-fixing are irretrievably linked.
Where Reid's opinion differs from hours is with regard to Pakistan's young star Mohammed Aamer. We expressed the view yesterday that it is a pity that his career has been cut off almost before it began. Reid is far more pragmatic than we are - read on:
Captain Salman Butt looks to have no hope of surviving the inquiry, and while there is a measure of sympathy in some quarters for the gifted 18-year-old Amir, there is none from Reid.
"No, I'm not sad about these youngsters. You've got to penalise them, and make a job of it.
"They're good bowlers, but if it's their career that goes down the drain, too bloody bad. They've got to be banned, and for life."
"[Butt] as captain, has to be involved in all this stuff. He can change the bowlers at the last minute, then the whole bet's gone down the drain."
Reid is not surprised at the latest dark developments in the game. "But I am surprised it has taken this long [to come to a head]".
These are wise words from a wise, no-nonsense lover of the game. We hope that they are relayed to someone very close to the ICC's epicentre.