DUBAI: Taking notice of the revelation made by Pakistan’s fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar regarding match fixing, International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to cross examine Akhtar to prove allegations of huge offers that the later refused. ICC is considering asking explanation of the Rawalpind Express about his interview in which he said that he was offered a briefcase full of currency in Johannesburg to fix the match.
An ICC official, Samiul Hassan told media that hitherto no explanation was asked about the matter but the same would soon be done following the rules of the international cricket body. The official said that it was an obligation upon the player that he should have informed his team officials about the offer. Keeping such offers unreported is a crime in itself that entails one to five year ban under the ICC rules.
Former captain, Inzamam ul Haq has strongly reacted to the statement made by Shoaib Akhtar. While talking to BBC, he said that it was beyond his comprehension why such revelation came after a considerable lapse of time. The former captain lamented that Pakistan has already suffered enough due to the shameful allegations of match-fixing. He suggested that Akhtar should be asked about the allegations.-SANA