Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pakistan Cricket in its Worst Condition after Match Fixing Allegation in England

From the video and the report published by The News of the World, it seems that Pakistani cricket has fallen in its worst condition ever. It has been alleged that 7 players were involved with the scam and The News of the World has even published the name of four crickets: Asif, Butt, Amir and Akmal. Mazhar Majeed who is supposed to be an agent of some of the players has been arrested by England police.
Match fixing allegations are nothing new in Pakistani cricket and it is perhaps the most important problem for the country’s sporting image. In the video, it was seen that Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif would bowl two no balls in different overs and in the match, exactly the same thing happened.
It is reported by Cricinfo that Yawar Saeed, the team manager, asked the players not to meet  Mazhar and Azhar Majeed. He said to Cricinfo, "When we started this tour, I told the players they should not be entertaining these two in their hotel rooms. These boys are their agents and, anywhere we tour in the world, we tell our players that they are not allowed to have agents in their hotel rooms. It is the policy on the tour."

Because of bad security condition in the country, no foreign team agreed to visit Pakistan since March 2009. 

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