The match-fixing scandal has once again come back to haunt the Pakistan, as their former captain Aameer Sohail has indirectly accused the entire team of fixing matches. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ম্যাচ পাতানোর মাধ্যমে ফাইনালে পাকিস্তান!]
According to Sohail, match fixing might be the real reason behind Pakistan’s way to the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final, where they will face arch-rivals India at The Oval in London on June 18.
Speaking on a Pakistan TV news channel, Sohail said that ‘external factors’ were behind Pakistan’s progress to the final. In a panel that also included former captain and coach Javed Miandad, Sohail accused Pakistan cricket team of match fixing.
“Sarfraz needs to be told that you have not done anything great. Someone has helped you win the game. There is no reason for you (Sarfraz) to be so happy. We all know what happens behind the scenes. Don’t wish to get into the details on who won them the games. If asked, I will say that the prayers of the fans and God has won them the games,” Sohail said.
Pakistan stunned the much fancied England team to reach their first ever Champions Trophy final. It was a dominating performance from the men in green as they coasted home with eight wicket in hand, chasing down the total of 212 with 77 balls remaining.
Meanwhile, after facing sheer criticism on social media, Sohail has gone back on his word and said that the byte of him making the allegations was “made before the semi-final” against India and were not relevant anymore.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com