Muhammed Amir had confessed to spot-fixing solely after then ODI skipper Shahid Afridi slapped the quick bowler whereas Salman Butt was concerned in corruption a lot earlier than Pakistan’s ill-fated tour of England in 2010, claimed former all-rounder Abdul Razzaq.
Spilling the beans on the scandal which tarnished the picture of Pakistan cricket, Razzaq narrated the Aamir incident whereas talking to the GNN information channel.
“He (Afridi) advised me to go away the room however after some time I heard the sound of a slap after which Aamir advised the entire reality,” Razzaq stated.
The all-rounder additionally blamed the then PCB set-up for bringing unhealthy identify to Pakistan cricket.
“I believed as a substitute of going to the ICC to show its effectivity, the PCB ought to have as a substitute straight taken the three gamers to job regardless of their denials and despatched them again residence on some pretext. They need to have banned them for a yr or so. Ultimately by not doing this, the PCB spoilt the picture of Pakistan cricket worldwide.”
Razzaq, 39, additionally claimed that Butt was intentionally getting out and enjoying dot balls a lot earlier than the scandal broke out in England.
“I shared my considerations with Afridi however he stated it’s simply my Waham (false impression) and nothing is incorrect. However after I was batting with Salman Butt throughout a match of the World T20 in West Indies, I used to be satisfied he was letting down the workforce.”
Razzaq recalled he advised Butt to take a single and provides him the strike however he didn’t pay heed to his advise.
“I used to be shocked when he refused this technique. Once I realised what he was as much as (one thing) I advised him strictly to present me the strike. But each over he intentionally performed two or three balls after which gave me strike. I bought upset and felt the stress and bought out.”
Butt, Amir and Muhammad Asif had been the three gamers ultimately banned for at least 5 years in early 2011 by the ICC’s anti-corruption tribunal after they had been first suspended in September 2010.
All three have now returned to enjoying cricket after finishing their five-year bans. However solely Amir has been thought of and picked for the Pakistan nationwide workforce and is presently competing within the World Cup.