By Iram Saleem
It seems it is only a matter of some official declaration that former captain of Cricket Team Wasim Akram was a “certified match-fixer” after yet another revelations by former cricketers Aamir Sohail and Attaur Rehman.
Aamir Sohail revealed in his latest video that Wasim Akram ‘mysteriously’ just five minutes before the World Cup quarter final match against India in 1996 opted to rest feigning some injury. “I had only five minutes to change my shirt and go for the toss.” The PCB of that time seemed to be partner in crime with Akram and did not hold inquiry against him. This will remain mystery as who approached Akram to drip himself from the important match. At that time Pakistan cricket was surround by match fixers and Saleem Malik was the leading name.
After Sohail’s video, cricketer Attaur Rehman released his video from London describing allegations against Akram for his match-fixing. Rehman asked how ‘injured’ Wasim Akram got well for South Africa match.
It is shame that still PCB reluctant to probe the match fixing role of Wasim Akram despite so much open evidence.
Earlier Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Khalid Mahmood that had Attaur Rehman not withdrawn his statement last minute Wasim Akram might have been banned for lifetime for match fixing.
“Fast bowler Attaur Rehman in his statement had revealed that Wasim Akram had offered him money to under perform. But he withdrew his statement last minute before the court therefore Akram managed to save his skin otherwise he would have been banned for fixing,” Khalid Mahmood said in a video message.
Mahmood also revealed that at least three matches of World Cup 1999 under Wasim Akram captaincy were doubtful (fixed) including that of Bangladesh and India matches.
Will Wasim Akram and company tell who had sold three matches in 1999 World Cup. He and others allegedly shamelessly fixed matches in 1999 World Cup matches especially against India and Bangladesh.
Will Prime Minister Imran Khan dare to open this investigation against his real Wasim Akram. Pak Destiny