Match-fixing mafia linked to India, alleges former Pak pacer Aaqib Javednewstolive - May 7, 2020 67 0 COMMENTS
Lahore: Former Pakistan quick bowler Aaqib Javed has alleged that the match-fixing mafia is linked to India.
In an interview to a Pakistan-based information channel, Javed additionally claimed that fixing questions have been raised over the Indian Premier League previously however nobody has the braveness to do something towards the mafia, who runs the enterprise whereas remaining within the background.
“Questions have been raised over IPL in the past. Match-fixing mafia is linked to India,” Javed instructed Geo News.
“There is no way out once you decide to get yourself into it (fixing). Nobody has the courage to take any sort of action against the mafia yet” he added.
The 47-year-old additionally claimed that he was punished for lifting the lid on fixing menace prevalent within the sport.
The former pacer additionally alleged that he was being threatened to be ‘ripped into pieces’ if he continued to communicate concerning the difficulty.
“My career ended prematurely because I spoke against fixing. I was being threatened that I would be ripped to pieces” he mentioned.
According to him, the rationale why he might by no means turn into the coach of nationwide group is as a result of he spoke out in open.
“If you are vocal against fixing then you can only go to a certain extent in your career. This is why I was not able to become the head coach (of Pakistan).”
The right-arm medium quick bowler performed 22 Tests and 163 ODIs for Pakistan by which he scalped 54 and 182 wickets respectively.