Wasim accuses three bowlers of ball-tampering
Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim on Thursday (February 20) has informed that he had raised the issue of ball-tampering in the pre-tournament meeting with match referee Roshan Mahanama ahead of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
It has been reported that the top all-rounder allegedly took names of three cricketers — Wahab Riaz, Ravi Bopara and Sohail Khan — when the discussion on ball-tampering took place.
All team officials and skippers were present in the meeting.
While Mahamama was making the issue clear that offences of spot-dixing and ball-tampering would be taken very seriously, Wasim remarked that it would be stop ball-tampering incidents in the PSL.
Wasim, however, had an idea to prevent ball-tampering occurences in the PSL. “I even suggested at the meeting that if any team or players are caught doing this, their captain should be banned for the offence.”
In an interview with India Today following the meeting, Wasim also shared his views about the comeback of Sharjeel Khan after serving a two-and-a-half-year ban for spot fixing.
“I feel for those who make such blunders. Cricket is our bread and butter and we can’t earn doing anything else. I can only feel for them because I know the sort of mental, physical and emotional pressure an affected family goes through in such circumstances because one individual made a mistake,” the 31-year-old said.
“He [Sharjeel] is returning to cricket after a long time and that too at the biggest event. He should be given time. But the way he batted in the practice match was quite satisfactory,” he also added.