India will lose intentionally in their remaining matches – former cricketer
Former Pakistan cricketer Basit Ali has made a progression of thrilling allegations about India’s World Cup campaign as a pundit on a TV channel while talking about the chances of Pakistan to reach the semi-final stage of the ICC Men’s World Cup 2019.
He also questioned India’s performances against Afghanistan and the slow innings from David Warner against India. “India have played just five matches up until this point and they could never want Pakistan to qualify for the semi-final. India’s next matches are against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and everybody saw the manner in which they played against Afghanistan.
“People don’t state that they will lose purposefully however India will play so that people won’t probably make any comments. When playing Australia, David Warner didn’t play at all.” Basit was cited as saying by Pakistan-based ARY News.
Basit Ali is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 19 Tests and 50 ODIs from 1993 to 1996. He was recognized by many to have a similar batting style as Javed Miandad. He became involved in the Pakistani match fixing scandal which ended the career of Saleem Malik. Ali and Rashid Latif accused Pakistani players of match-fixing as well as facing allegations against themselves. That’s why he was forced into a premature retirement. He was appointed as National Pakistan Cricket Coach in 2016, after world twenty 2016 in India.
Again, he also said that New Zealand lost to Pakistan intentionally in the 1992 World Cup. “New Zealand lost to Pakistan intentionally in 1992. Indeed, even Imran Khan will disclose to you that. The Kiwis lost so they could play the semi-final in their own country,” he said.
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 26, 2019