Your response is very gratifying. I thank you with all my heart.
As far throwing the game is concerned, firstly I do not buy Zulqarnain's story. A wicket-keeper can never fix a game on his own unless he has 8 other players in the scheme. If one player can fix a game, it can only be the Captain as only he can bring on a bad bowler, have poor field placing and change the batting order. If you look at the people who have been convicted of match fixing have always been captains, Hans Cron of South Africa, Azhar uddin of India and Salim Malik of Pakistan. Zuqarnain planned his departure with only and one objective, ie getting political asylam in the UK. By his own statements, he had visited the UK many times, was aware of the rules and knew that the authrotiies will be very sympathetic.
The current team is not a strong team. Shoab Akhtar is a spent force and Afridi does not possess a cricketing brain. I am of the view that he should not be even in the team for what he did to the pitch in Rawalpindi and the cricket ball recently but that is another story.
Ethenticity was never a problem in sports or otherwise. Sadly, our politicians do not and have not set good examples for the general public to follow and result is that the problem has infected the sports as well.
Thank you Shirazi once again.
Posted 2 years ago on 22 Feb 2011 18:07 #