Match fixing mafia linked with India, says Aaqib Javed
Former Pakistani fast-bowler Aaqib Javed has brought a serious allegation against India. He alleged that the match-fixing mafia is linked to India directly.
In an interview to a Pakistani news channel, Javed said that fixing questions have been raised over the Indian Premier League more than once in the past. But no one has dared to do anything against the mafia. Because he thinks who runs the business while remaining in the background can’t be questioned.
“Questions have been raised over IPL in the past. Match-fixing mafia is linked to India,” Javed told 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 former fast bowler also claimed that he was punished for lifting the lid on fixing menace prevalent in cricket. The former bowler also alleged that he was being threatened to be ‘ripped into pieces’ if he continued to speak against them.
“My career ended prematurely because I spoke against fixing. I was being threatened that I would be ripped to pieces”
Javed showed it a reason and said that it is the cause, why he could never become the coach of national team. He said because of speaking about the matter in open, they blocked to flourish his career.
“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 fast bowler played 22 Tests and 163 ODIs for Pakistan in which he scalped 54 and 182 wickets respectively.