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Pakistan Are Not Cricket Cheats Just Victims Of Racism (Photos And Video)

by | 29th, August 2010

PAKISTAN are not cricket’s cheats – they are victims of racism. Before Imran Khan’s views on the matter – and you may care to recall Hansie Cronje, the SAMAA reports (via Tim Blair):

Pakistan Cricket’s Match-Fixing Scandal Is A Good Story With Few Facts

Image: Mohammad Amir’s impressive no-ball.

Australia’s extraordinary victory in the Second Test in Sydney earlier this year was rigged as cricket insiders admit Pakistan intentionally lost the match.

Thousands of cricket fans watched Australia dramatically come from behind to win the January match held at the SCG.

But an undercover investigation today revealed the Pakistan team made AUS$1.4million from rigging the result.

It’s not the score card you should be looking at – it’s the race card:

Is Khan wrong? Here’s some history – after the pictures:

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Pakistan's Mohammad Amir receives the Pakistan man of the series award from ECB chairman Giles Clarke following the Fourth npower Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground, London.

1990s: Australia Shane Warne and Mark Waugh accuse Pakistan’s Saleem Malik of offering them money to play badly on the Baggy Greens’ 1994 tour.

May 2000: Malik and the bowler Ata-ur Rehman are found guilty of match-fixing. Malik is banned for life. On appeal, the ban is overturned.

Then in 1998 we learnt:

Australian Test stars Mark Waugh and Shane Warne have admitted receiving money for pitch and weather information from a bookmaker during the 1994 tour of Sri Lanka.

Waugh and Warne were fined by the Australian Cricket Board. The Australian newspaper said in a front-page editorial:

“The Australian Cricket Board is guilty of hypocrisy in its attitude to cricket’s gambling problem. The board has pressed for an inquiry into allegations of match-fixing in Pakistan, while engaging in a concerted cover-up of its own betting scandal.”

The story



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