THE RISE AND FALL OF 18 YEAR OLD AAMER

MATCH FIXERS

MATCH FIXERS

I have been raving and ranting that Ramiz Raja along with a few other experts and the whole of Pakistani media is showering praise and accolades at Mohammed Aamer’s talent is a dangerous move and it could ruin the career of the so-called 18 year old talent. The world’s number one fast bowler, better than Uncle Wasim Akram etc. etc.   Now, it is like a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history which is so short lived and so deceitful that it is hard to believe what happened and how it happened?

I believe in the expression: ” There is no smoke without fire.” There must be some truth in the news which is as hot as chilly pepper.  I am sure most Pakistanis are devastated today after reading / seeing the news on TV about how the betting scam has been unfolded by the arrest of a bookie and how these “Patriotic Paindoos” have disgraced the nation once again.  Uncle Wasim Akram must proud about how talented his protege is that he achieved this fete sooner than expected, it is faster than Shahid Afridi’s 37/100.

A GIANT NO BALL THAT WAS AGREED TO BE BOWLED AT A PARTICULAR TIME

A GIANT NO BALL THAT WAS AGREED TO BE BOWLED AT A PARTICULAR TIME

I have  picked up Aamer out of the bunch of The Magnificent Seven because, he was the only hope of the future fast bowlers of Pakistan. I don’t care what Asaf has to deliver because, he has already hit headlines a few times along with Shoaib Akhtar and sans Akhtar.  And, Kamran Akmal the less you talk about him the better it is because, he has not only drowned himself into deep shit, he has also dragged his younger brother with him. Now, the Sydney scandal would be unraveled and brought to surface and those who may have brushed the idea as rubbish (that is when he dropped 4 catches of Hussey and made no effort to run out the batsman) would start believing and telling themselves, “why am I so naive?”

THIS MONEY WOULD BE DONATED TO THE FLOOD VICTIMS

THIS MONEY WOULD BE DONATED TO THE FLOOD VICTIMS

Umar Akmal was hailed as a batting prodigy by the Rajas and Maharajas and they left no stone unturned in praising his batting talent and kept reciting and humming his great talent that “A star is born.”  But, a Chota, is a Chota, is a Chota.

IS HE SALMAN BUTT, NIKKI BUT, BABY CAPTAIN, BABY CARROT OR BABY DON?

IS HE SALMAN BUTT, NIKKI BUT, BABY CAPTAIN, BABY CARROT OR BABY DON?

And Butt Saheb the Baby Captain who has been cut to size like a Baby Carrot has also doomed his career, see how proud he is looking among the bookies and con men, he considers himself as a Nikki Don. There are three other unnamed suspects or, UNSUB as they refer in behaviour analysis unit which means Un-identified Suspects, I can guess they are Chota Akmal, Imran Farhat and Saeed Ajmal and I don’t think I am wrong in predicting these names.

I would like to see these culprits to be punished so severely that no one else in the future could even think about betting or match fixing. First of all they should be banned from playing any kind of cricket, domestic, international or league such as IPL.  Secondly, they should be heavily penalized financially and finally they should be sentenced for a minimum 10 years jail.

Otherwise, they will turn out like  the Wizard of Bribery,  Prince of Scandals, King of Match fixing and a living example of Desh Drohi and who is that? None other than our Saniyasi Baba Wasim Chakram who invented this sign language of bowling no-balls. Reportedly he used to communicate with the bookies by bowling a foot no-ball at a particular time, like his successor Aamer and Asif did in this test match. Jaisa Guru Vaisay Chaylay.

WASIM CHAKRAM

WASIM CHAKRAM

GUYS, now you are the Jury and you have to pass the verdict and you have to decide what action must be taken against them? Please do not hesitate to comment freely. MATCH FIXING ZINDABAD.

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  1. #1 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 7:25 AM

    A leading TV news channel has reported that the match fixer Majeed is related to Ijaz Ahmed, the fielding coach.

  2. #2 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 7:31 AM

    J’wade Khan

    Ay tussi photo ach ve Butt nu vekha? Ay jera Butt Aamar nu kyuv vekh da ay? Jera fielder ay teh unno batman di taraf nai vekhna chahiye?

    Jeray fielderan honday hain, batman di taraf vekh tey hain.

    Dusso mainu J’wade bhai, ay meri gull ay Butt vekh da hai Aamar no baal karaya si teh nai? Bakaouz baalar ka foot vekh da hai pench*d.

  3. #3 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 7:35 AM

    BREAKING NEWS

    Duniya News has reported Pakistani players were found with £150,000 in their rooms.

    Is that why Waqar Younis said, “Jayasuria wants a room, but Najaf is not giving him a room”?

  4. #4 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 7:41 AM

    BREAKING NEWS

    The match fixer claims he used to go to the players during the middle of the match with Vaseline on his hand and then apply to it the ball so it would swinging.

    He also claims there are only a few honest players who play for the country, the rest are just there to make a fast buck.

    It is widely thought these honest players are Afridi, Younis, Gul, Fawad Alam and one or two more.

  5. #5 by Mohammed Munir on August 29, 2010 - 7:47 AM

    Salman Butt should also dedicate this to millions of flood victims back home.

    BTW, the whole thing (match-fixing episode) should be viewed positively bakaaz our team (of match-fixers) were doing it with good intentions to raise enough money for Pakistan’s flood victims. Poor guys, they have recently also donated part of their match fee for this good cause, so what’s wrong in making a few extra bucks for helping the nation in this hour of need.

    Match fixing Zinda-Bad –-– Punjab Cricket Zinda-Bad.

    I REALLY CURSE THE DAY I LIKED THIS GAME.

  6. #6 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 7:48 AM

    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/924695/Mr-Big-stuffed-the-10k-in-his-jacket-then-went-to-meet-players.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=News

    This link shows Umar Amin and Wahab Riaz engaged in suspicious activity with the match fixer Majeed.

    Some commentators think that if match fixing is found to be as pervasive as it is being reported, Pakistan may get disqualified from WC 2011.

  7. #7 by Arshad Khan on August 29, 2010 - 7:50 AM

    Javed khan, khansahab

    what do you expeact now i mean that is why karachi people say things about punjab people. is this true what is the latest news

  8. #8 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 7:57 AM

    Arshad

    Welcome back. It is not right to blame all Punjab people, but I agree with you that the reports that have emerged about match fixing are very concerning and centred around players from Punjab.

    Kaneria was arrested over match fixing, but I don’t think he was charged with anything.

    Who else do you think is involved?

  9. #9 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 8:04 AM

    Match rigger Majeed boasts of syndicate’s shady fortune

    London, Aug.29 (ANI): Cricket match fixer Mazhar Majeed has boasted that cheating in the sport is rife, and added that in one controversial Test this year, a shady betting syndicate netted over 830,000 pounds.
    His revelation that fixes go on in all forms of the game – Tests, One Dayers and Twenty20 – will horrify millions around the world who follow the sport, The News of the Word reports.

    Cricket authorities will now be forced to confront, once and for all, the match-fixing rumors that have dogged the noble game for years.

    High on their list of investigations will be the Second Test between Australia and Pakistan in Sydney last January.

    At the start of the fifth and final day Pakistan were in a supremely dominant position… but managed to lose dramatically.

    “The odds for Pakistan to lose that match, for Australia to win that match, were I think 40-1. We let them get up to 150 then everyone lost their wickets. That one we made 1.3. But that’s what I mean, you can get up to a million. Tests is where the biggest money is because those situations arise,” Majeed is reported to have told News of The World

    The spoils of Majeed’s sordid trade have brought him a life of luxury in which he mixes with superstars of film, TV and sport.

    At the August 18 meeting, he boasted how he was involved in movies and name-dropped stars.

    Majeed also bragged of knowing one of the world’s top tennis players and claimed he had arranged for Salman Butt to be in pictures with pop stars and a world famous US rapper.

    It was during the Bombay Brasserie meeting that he revealed the Oval test being played at the time against England was fixed.

    Majeed, who runs a property company with a multi-million pound portfolio called Bluesky Developments, also admitted being party to ball tampering, another cheating ruse that has blighted cricket.

  10. #10 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 8:07 AM

    Pakistan players just looking for money, women and food, match-fixer says

    Mazhar outlined the processes that enabled him to control various outcomes with a Test, one day or Twenty20 match.

    The processes extended as far as trying to consolidate the captaincy of Salman Butt within the Pakistan team.

    “I give out the information the night before or morning. What’s going to happen at the end of the fourth day. But we now are not going to do any results for the next two games because we want Salman Butt to be captain long term,” Mazhar was quoted as saying by News of the World.

    Mazhar is being held on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud bookmakers.

    “Following information received from the News of the World, we have arrested a 35-year old man on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud bookmakers,” a spokesman for London’s Metropolitan Police said.

    The brother and business partner of Mazhar told The Associated Press that he thought the reports were “just rubbish”.

    Azhar Majeed confirmed his brother had been arrested.

    Mazhar outlined to News of the World the prices bookies pay him for his information.

    “The results … we charge anything between £50,000 and £80,000 per bracket,” he said.

    “And for results, Twenty20 is about £400,000. No-balls is easy. No-balls, you know, there’s not that much money anyway, we know that.

    “You can make a bet if you wanted no-balls, you could probably get up to £10,000 each, yeah. That’s simple.

    “But in terms of results, depending on who we are playing, sometimes it can be £300,000. The max it can be is £450,000.

    “You can speak to any bookie in India and they will tell you about this information, and how much they’ll pay. If you had the information and they knew that it was coming from the source, they’d pay you that money themselves.”

    Mazhar said his prices were justified because he had to bribe senior players.

    “If you’ve got six players, they’re taking such a big risk, yeah,” Mazhar said.

    “You’ll find there’s only a few players who are genuine and who are actually here for the love of the game, and there’s not many believe me.

    “A lot of them are just looking for money, women and food.

    “How much they’re getting paid is a joke. I came from a football background and I can see the difference in football and cricket. It’s huge.”

    Majeed claimed the cheating was not confined to match-fixing, and that ball tampering had also become rife within the Pakistan team.

    “I used to go out on the pitch to give the players their drinks,” he said.

    “Whenever we couldn’t get a wicket I’d have a lump of Vaseline on my hand. Shake their hand. They’d put it on one side of the ball and the ball would suddenly start in-swinging.”

  11. #11 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 8:09 AM

    Salman Butt is ringleader in fixing, says Bookie

    Bookie Mazhar Majeed, who had paid bribes to the players to bowl no-balls and wides, said Pakistan captain Salman Butt is involved and is the ringleader of the match-fixing scandal of the Lords Test.

  12. #12 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 8:12 AM

    So so far the suspected players are:

    Butt
    Asaf
    Aamar
    Amin
    Riaz
    Akmal

    Who is the 7th player? Shoaib Malik? Umar Akmal?

  13. #13 by deewana on August 29, 2010 - 8:58 AM

    these crooks are following the footsteps of their BAAP…GADDARI…SWISS ACCOUNTS…MILLIONS….GREAT

  14. #14 by deewana on August 29, 2010 - 9:03 AM

    SOMEONE MENTIONED YOUNIS AS HONEST..IF YOU HIGHLIGHTS OF PREVIOUS MATCHES…U WOULD C HIM DROPPING REAL SIMPLE CATCHES..DEY AL SAME…INZAMAM BEING A MAZHABI PERSON…SHOULD NOT HAVE INVITED DESE LITTLE CROOKS TO HIS HOUSE 2 DISMISS YOUNIS FROM CAPTAINCY…I BELIEVE ITS ALL 2 DO WITH PERCENTAGE….GADDARI 10%, N DESE GUYS..??HMMM……….

  15. #15 by Mohammed Munir on August 29, 2010 - 9:15 AM

    CALLOUS Majeed revealed he was plotting for Pakistan to lose TWO of the One Day Internationals (ODIs) against England next month.

    He said: “Boss I’m telling you, the timing you’ve come into. It’s perfect because the one days and Twenty20s are about to start and we’re going to be making a hell of a lot money.”

    He explained many players want Test skipper Salman Butt to remain captain for all matches, but the Pakistanis have drafted in veteran Shahid Afridi to lead the side for the one day internationals and Twenty20 matches.

    Majeed said: “A lot of the boys want to f*** up Afridi because he’s trying to f*** up things for them. “They all want Butt to be captain. They want to lose anyway.

    …like say it was on the two opening batsmen, Salman and Akmal, for example, you’ve only got twenty overs, they’re going to waste two overs, three overs. “The Twenty20s are easiest.

    And he reassured: “Boss believe me, you are talking to the right people.”

    Source:
    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/924628/Majeed-revealed-he-was-plotting-for-Pakistan-to-lose-TWO-of-the-One-Day-Internationals.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=News

  16. #16 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 29, 2010 - 2:11 PM

    Munir

    You see now that khansahab and I have been saying this for a long time that Salman Butt should not be in the T20 squad because he waste so many balls and plays T20 like test cricket. And, now we know the reason why he used to play slow? These MFB’s must be punished this time they should not be let off the hook. Akmal, Rana, and these new guys they all are chips of the same block.

    Remember how Aamer dropped Ponting’s dolly catch in Australia and he went on to make a double hundred? That was a deliberate thing, unfortunately we all who love cricket do not know the inside stories about how they plot and and how they play? In other words we are naive and can’t even think that these bastards are involved in betting and match fixing.

    Wait for SARFARAZ NAWAZ to open his big mouth, he has been telling this for a long time that betting and match fixing has not stopped and it is going on since Justice Qayyum’s report. In fact some people say that Justice Qayyum took money to clear Wasim, Waqar, Mushy, Saqlain, Inzamam and banned Ata ur Rahman, Saleem Malik and Ijaz Ahmad. Ijaz Ahmad was recently jailed for issuing a DUD cheque of Rs.13 lacs (1.3 million) and the PCB has honoured him by appointing him as the fielding coach.

  17. #17 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 29, 2010 - 2:17 PM

    khansahab

    It is very likely that it is Umar Akmal because Kamran has taken him under his wings from the day his Munna came into the team. As regards Malik, there is a rumour that he is coming back into the team after Butt & Co. are banned for life, he will be in the team. That would be a serious blow to the team, he is one stinking fish in the pond who has been backseat mothering for such a long time and they will bring him back. It would be a real shame.

    Some people were saying that this time the whole test team is from Punjab so, what else do you expect from them? Although Gul was fit for the 4th test but they kept him out so that Wahab Riaz who is their inside man would listen to whatever they say and it would be easier to implement and execute the plan.

    The bookie revealed that these players are interested only in Money, Girls and Food.
    So right, Aamer after bowling always went to that part of the ground where there are girls.

  18. #18 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 29, 2010 - 2:20 PM

    deewana

    Even the Siyana people are saying the same thing that these players look up and see that their Baap Ghaddari, Uncle Shareef et all are corrupt so why not make fast buck? Now you know why they don’t go to school or college because they know there is a lot of money in cricket through illegal means.

  19. #19 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 29, 2010 - 2:28 PM

    AFRIDI is honest not just because he has made a lot of money by Halal means, he may be emotional, stupid, aggressive, anxious, but not dishonest and corrupt like these bastards he is honest because most Pathans are honest and straightforward, there is no crookedness in them. There is no backstabbing they are what they are and you can see that on their face. So is Umar Gul, Younus Khan. The reason they ganged up against Younus Khan previously was this reason. They wanted to keep Salman Butt as captain of T20 and ODI is for this reason. Afridi is strict and has zero tolerance, and not only he is senior, they know he can muscle them if they try to get physical with him.

  20. #20 by M. Y. Kasim on August 29, 2010 - 2:35 PM

    Imagine a Memon becoming an Urdu Poet 😀

    Kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayaal aata hai,
    Ke Afridi ko pehle hi se khabar hota hai 😉

  21. #21 by M. Y. Kasim on August 29, 2010 - 2:39 PM

    Khansahab,

    The other Khansahab did’nt show up yesterday 😦

    I’m gonna go again today, Sunday but I aint gonna talk to you or trust you nomore 😀

  22. #22 by newguy on August 29, 2010 - 2:41 PM

    Hi Guys,

    This is really sad turn of events. This must be the lowest point for Pakistan cricket, as if it weren’t already with the pathetic display on field they added to the worst possible offense. Just when everyone thought Pakistan has a young fast bowling talent in Amir he follows the steps of his idol Akram. But Akram did it after he was well established and many years in cricket, it did not take too long for Amir. As for Butt and others, what can one say? It was all evident now what was going on in the last several months.

    I only say that we should all keep emotions in check and not become judges. Forgiveness is a great virtue, after all Amir is only a teenager and how many at that age will not make a mistake.

    Something is wrong with the way these young men are corrupted, lack of education and good family backgrounds leads them to easily influenced without knowing consequences. They are indeed victims of a system.

    Sad indeed. I don’t have anything more to say, other than watch things unfold.

  23. #23 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 2:43 PM

    BREAKING NEWS

    Shahid Afridi revealed on TV that he knew 7 players were involved in match fixing, but did not open his mouth as he would have faced criticism without proof.

    He said he retired because he knew about this match fixing.

  24. #24 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 29, 2010 - 2:49 PM

    newguy

    In our world, an 18 year old is not a kid but an adult so please don’t sympathize with Aamer, he deserve this. Besides no one is acting like a judge here, this is going on since a long time, we were naive to assume that there is no match fixing but, how wrong we are. It is all there in black and white, there is nothing left to hope that they have not done this.

    Wasim Akram is the Father of the betting business in cricket, his brother is reportedly a bookie, it is mentioned in Justice Qayyum report which is a decade old now. But, people say even Justice Qayyum was corrupt he took bribe and bailed Akram, Waqar & Co. I am not surprised if this is true because even the ex-Chief Justice Paindoo Chaudhry is corrupt and Zardari MF the President of the country is a well known crooked and corrupt bastard.

    It would be very sad for the Pakistani cricket fans if the tour is canceled because of this and even more so if the team is disqualified from the World Cup 2011.

  25. #25 by M. Y. Kasim on August 29, 2010 - 2:52 PM

    SALE SALE SALE

    Fresh Alaskan Salmon, new variety of Amir, our old favorits Bara Khatmal and Asif and some fresh and never caught before items like Umer Amin and Riaz Wahab 😀

    Hurry Hurry Hurry

    Sale ends soon while supply lasts.

    Contact Scotland Yard or our reps. Mazhar Majeed or Azhar Majeed. 🙂

  26. #26 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 2:58 PM

    The transcript of today’s press conference.

    http://www.cricinfo.com/england-v-pakistan-2010/content/story/474979.html

    It is said Butt looked very nervous and guilty.

    It is also considered Mohammad Aamer looked very guilty when he came to collect his prize.

  27. #27 by Varun Suri on August 29, 2010 - 3:35 PM

    I am too shocked to say anything about all this right now.

  28. #28 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 3:38 PM

    BREAKING NEWS

    Ramiz Raja has said Salman Butt should admit what he has done. He said Butt came across as a “big liar” in the press conference.

    He said he is disappointed with Salman Butt.

  29. #29 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 3:42 PM

    Afridi meets Yawar in London

    LONDON: Pakistan Twenty20 and one day skipper Shahid Afridi has met with the team Manager Yawar Saeed in team’s hotel in London.

    Sources told The Sports Encounter that Shahid Afridi has asked the team management that he doesn’t want to include the suspicious players in the team for the upcoming Twenty20 and ODI series against England.
    There is every possibility that Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Kamran Akmal may be axed from the team before the start of the Twenty20 and ODI series.
    Shahid Afridi left for Manchester with his teammates Abdul Razzaq and Fawad Alam for warm-up match. Meanwhile Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Hafeez will leave for England tonight to take part in Twenty20 and ODI series.

  30. #30 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 3:50 PM

    J’wade Khan

    Jera Dawn News ay, kainda hai 7th player junno match faxing da alzaam lagaya si, teh apna Umar Akmal ay.

    Tussi right ho.

  31. #31 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 3:54 PM

    Shahid Afridi might not lead Pakistan in England ODIs, T20Is

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s captain in the One Day Internationals and Twenty20, Shahid Khan Afridi, is likely to resign from his post as protest against a group of players in the team.

    Sources told The Sports Encounter on Sunday that Shahid Afridi is disappointed on the situation emerged after seven of the Pakistani players playing in the Lord’s Test were accused of match fixing and spot fixing.

    Sources said that Afridi had already told the team manager Yawar Saeed about this group of players having contacts with two suspicious persons, Mazhar Majeed and Azhar Majeed.

    It is important to mention here that Mazhar Majeed as arrested by the Scotland Yard on Saturday and he disclosed in Police interrogation that a group of players in Pakistan cricket is involved in spot fixing and match fixing.

    Afridi had complained about this group of players to the team manager during the ICC World Twenty20 and suspected that some players committed the crime of spot fixing.

    Sources further stated that Yawar Saeed paid no heed to Afridi’s concerns and in the end Pakistan was defeated by Australia in the semi-final in quite dubious fashion.

    As per sources, Afridi doesn’t want to keep this group of players in the team as Pakistan are due to take on England in five one Day International and two Twenty20 Internationals, starting from September 5, 2010.

    If his concerns were not attended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) authorities, Afridi would tender his resignation from captaincy of both ODIs and T20 teams, the sources concluded.

  32. #32 by M. Y. Kasim on August 29, 2010 - 4:13 PM

    Aameen summa Aameen.

    Atleast, not all Pakistanis are corrupt. There are still somebody there who Fear Allah (SWT)

  33. #33 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 4:16 PM

    BREAKING NEWS

    Eggs and tomatoes were thrown at the Pakastani team bus today.

  34. #34 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 29, 2010 - 4:54 PM

    khansahab

    They will be happy collecting eggs and tomatoes by saying Alhamdolilah they did not pelt stones at us.

  35. #35 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 29, 2010 - 4:56 PM

    Ramiz Raja is responsible for pumping up Aamer and Chotta Khatmal with showering praise and accolades therefore, someone should get hold of Ramiz Raja and shave his head and give him a donkey ride in the streets of La’hore.

  36. #36 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 5:20 PM

    BREAKING NEWS

    Reportedly, Veena Malak (Mohd Asaf’s ex girlfriend/friend) has told a TV channel that Asif had indicated to her that the series against Australia was fixed. She also claims that Aamer was influenced by Asaf.

  37. #37 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 6:09 PM

    BREAKING NEWS

    Younis Khan has been recalled for the ODI series.

    The 7 suspected players will not be picked for the ODI series.

  38. #38 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 6:22 PM

    Omer

    I am agree with you. Where were you all these days?

  39. #39 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 6:24 PM

    Omer

    One problem is that Malik and Farhat’s names are not mentioned in this match fixing incident.

    They will still remain and plague the team with their mediocrity.

  40. #40 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 7:44 PM

    Omer

    I don’t think the extent of their investigation will be so vast that they will do what you propose, which I totally agree in principle.

    The ICC has to more proactive. It will be a shame, but they should not let PCB be involved in their investigations. However, practically this will prove to be an impossibility.

    I am sure under ICC rules, the majority of this scrutiny work conducted domestically, has to be overseen by the domestic cricket board.

  41. #41 by khansahab on August 29, 2010 - 10:49 PM

    Mushtaq Ahmed the main match-fixer: Sarfraz

    KARACHI: Former Pakistan fast bowler, Sarfraz Nawaz, has once again openly blamed the match fixing mafia in the world cricket and criticised England’s spin bowling coach, Mushtaq Ahmed for his role in the scam.

    While talking to a private television news channel on Sunday, Sarfraz Nawaz claimed that Mushtaq Ahmed is the main match-fixer who acts as an agent of the match-fixing cricketers.

    “Who is he training in the England cricket team”, Sarfraz questioned. “England team don’t even have a single leg-spinner, so what Mushtaq is doing there. He is acting as a bridge between the cricketers and the match-fixing mafia”, Sarfraz added.

    Sarfraz Ahmed, a former Pakistani fast bowler, is renowned for his hardline attitude towards the menace of match-fixing in the game called cricket and he has been blaming some of the great Pakistani cricketers of yesteryears like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younus, Inzamam-ul-Haq, and Saqlain Mushtaq, for their involvement in match fixing, spot fixing, and fancy fixing.

    Sarfraz told the channel that most of the players in the current Pakistan side are part of this match fixing mafia and they every now and then earn big money by means of using spot fixing which doesn’t directly affect the outcome of the match but gives certain vibes to the bookies where they can earn millions of bucks.

  42. #42 by JOKER on August 30, 2010 - 2:38 AM

    Salman Butt is a Dheet M.C. sala ka jab media poocha, if he is going to resign? This is how he responded:

    “Pakistan has won a Test match against Australia for the first time in 15 years and against England for the first time in nine years,” Butt said. “Does that make me resign from this current situation?”

    What he needs now is: sala ko kapra utar ker ek tree say latka do aur ek chamra ka belt pani may biga ker roz suba uska Butt pay 10 baar maro aur koi baat nai poocho. Haramzada chor sala sara mulk ka naam badnam kerta BC. He is the ring leader and besharam sala janay koi nai bolta iska tou ma bee hira mandi ka hai.

  43. #43 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 30, 2010 - 2:42 AM

    FINALLY MR. 10% HAS SPOKEN AND HE IS ASKING ……..WHERE IS MY 10% SHARE?

    President seeks report on match fixing scandal
    ISLAMABAD (29th August 2010)

    President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed disappointment over the media reports of match fixing scandal and allegations against some Pakistani cricketers in London.

    Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar said that the President who is also Patron of the Cricket Board, taking note of the reports, has directed that he should be kept updated about the developments as to what happened and what is the status of any inquiry that may have been ordered or held in London.

    The Chairman PCB has been directed to immediately submit a preliminary report about the incident.

  44. #44 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 30, 2010 - 2:47 AM

    JOKER

    I am sure you must be joking that Nikki Butt’s pichwara opens into Hira Mandi. LOL at slogging on Butt and that too with a wet leather belt and no questions asked. This reminds me of my friend who used to say, “GPL hath may Lolly POP.” Upon asking why lolly pop? He used to say, so that he is distracted from pain and keep sucking the lolly pop 😀

    Sarfaraz Nawaz has been saying this since ages that it is match fixing, match fixing and we never believed him, in fact we ridiculed him. Because, I can’t believe these guys have the courage to do this especially after what happened almost a decade ago. But, as long as Guru Gantal Chakram is alive he will sponsor the bookies and take guardianship of every fast bowler especially a lefty.

  45. #45 by Varun Suri on August 30, 2010 - 5:20 AM

    ab waqt aa gaya hai doodh ka doodh aur pani ka pani karne ka…Justice Qayuum himself admits in his interview of 2006 that he was soft on Mia Chakram because he was a bigfan of him and did not want something like this to happen to him at the end of his career, now he is saying his report should have been fully implemented.

    What example are you setting for youngsters like Amir when you do selective judgement and allow Chakram to go scot-free? Obviously the youngsters would think it is all a part of big-game and it is easy to get away from it.

    If PCB does not take this incident seriously and does not impose life bans or some kind of strict punishment they would not be able to set an example for the future Generation and such events are bound to happen now that it is difficult to play Cricket in Pakistan and surely the players feel they are not making enough Moolah when compared to say their Indian Counterparts.

  46. #46 by Varun Suri on August 30, 2010 - 5:20 AM

    Joker ,

    tum saala yeh bangali accent mai kaise bol hai kya tum Bengal se hai? East ya West?

  47. #47 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 8:00 AM

    Shahid Afridi Demands Younis’ Inclusion

    KARACHI: Following the dismal performance by Pakistan cricket team in test matches against England, the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) top management has decided to finally give Younus Khan the green-signal to return, The Sports Encounter has learnt.

    Sources in the PBC told TSE scribe in England that decision to recall Younus Khan in the five-match One Day Internationals series was taken in the meeting between skipper Shahid Afridi and team manager Yawar Saeed.

    Important decisions were taken in the meeting during which Shahid Afridi showed an aggressive body language to make team management accept most of his demands.

    Afridi wanted to have services of Younus Khan in the ODI team as he showed distrust on a group of players involved in match fixing.

    It is important to mention here that Shahid Afridi had told the team management during the ICC World Twenty20 in West Indies that there is a certain group of players who are involved in match fixing, spot fixing, and fancy fixing.

    He had also mentioned the names of brother bookies, Mazhar Majeed and Azhar Majeed, and urged the team management to ask players to part ways with these two bookies.

    Pakistan lost at least two matches in that competition in dramatic ways which looked saved for them. The Super Eights game against New Zealand and semi-final clash against Australia are the two games that are under scanner of possibilities of match fixing.

    Younus Khan, 32, has not played for Pakistan since February this year after the Board decided to send him to Australia for the One-Day Series, but he had withdrawn his name citing personal reasons.

  48. #48 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 8:04 AM

    BREAKING NEWS

    A Senator has accused Ijaz Butt of being involved in match fixing.

  49. #49 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 8:07 AM

    Mazhar was banned from meeting players by Afridi

    Pakistan’s One-Day International and Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi had barred his players from having any interaction with the arrested bookmaker Mazhar Majeed when he led the team on the initial stages of the tour.
    Pakistan cricket was thrown into turmoil when News Of The World, a British tabloid, revealed that Mazhar had paid off Pakistani fast-bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir for deliberately bowling no-balls in England’s first-innings of the final Test at Lord’s.
    Majeed was arrested on Saturday night for ‘conspiring to defraud bookmakers’, and a raid at the team hotel took place by Scotland Yard but Pakistan agreed to continue the Test on the fourth day which they went on to lose by an innings and 225 runs.
    Afridi warned of Mazhar
    A team official confirmed that Afridi, when he led in two Twenty20s against Australia and first Test of the tour, told all the players not to interact with the London-based fixer who claimed to be the agent of various players.
    “Afridi always doubted Mazhar and his brother Azhar Majeed and that’s why he strictly prohibited his entry in the team hotel and asked all the fellow players to stay away from them,” a team official told The Express Tribune adding that the ties between him and the players were resumed after Afridi returned home following his abrupt retirement from Test cricket.
    The duo, which enjoyed a good relationship with a lot of the players and had often sought club contracts for a lot of Pakistani players, were spoken highly of by the players themselves.

  50. #50 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 8:10 AM


    Former cricket supremo calls for Pakistan’s suspension

    Sydney – The case against Pakistan was so “compelling” that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should suspend its national team from playing until allegations of match-fixing are dealt with, former ICC president Malcolm Speed said Monday.
    “It looks as though it’s endemic that several of the team members are involved and have been for some time,” Speed, ICC boss from 2001 until 2008, told Australian national broadcaster ABC. “It looks a fairly compelling case.”
    He was commenting following the arrest of alleged match-fixer Mazhar Majeed by British police after the News Of The World newspaper said it paid him 150,000 pounds (232,000 dollars) in a successful sting operation.

  51. #51 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 8:12 AM

    A few months ago Rashad Latif had warned PCB and ICC about spot fixing in matches. No one listened to him.

  52. #52 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 8:19 AM

    Asif a ’serial match-fixer’, claims ex-girlfriend

    Lahore, Aug 30(ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif’s ex-girlfriend, Veena Malik, has launched a scathing attack at the 27-year-old pacer accusing him of being a ’serial match-fixer’.

    Veena revealed that before the Pakistan team flew to Australia last year, Asif had made a sudden visit to Bangkok to meet certain bookies.

    “He went to Bangkok to meet some bookmakers within a notice of 24 hours. This is when we were in a relationship. The conversation on the phone before the tour of Australia was specifically about fixing,” The Dawn quoted Veena, as saying.

    “I have more evidence of his involvement and I can show that he and some other players also indulged in spot fixing on the Australian tour,” added said.

    She further said that Asif had influenced 18-year-old Mohammad Aamir to indulge in the activities.

    “He said that he called Aamir and influenced him to get involved on the Australian tour,” Malik said

  53. #53 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 9:45 AM

    LOL @ Joker

    Your Bangladesh team is doing better than our Pakastan team.

  54. #54 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 30, 2010 - 12:23 PM

    When Asif was arrested in Dubai I was of the opinion that he should be banned for life and I kept on writing again and again that he should not be pardoned, but they did. They took him to Australia and during that tour he was involved in match fixing, reportedly he even went to Bangkok to fix a deal and was demanding $200,000 instead of the $40,000 offered. This has been revealed now just 2 days ago. There are various expressions in Urdu like:

    Chor chori say jaye haira phairy say na jaye

    Kuttay ki dum terhi (crooked) ki terhi, 12 baras phukni may rekho tub bhee na seedhi ho

    Once an addict always an addict, whether it is drugs, alcohol or gambling look at Chacha Chakram he has left a legacy behind him.

    Therefore, I am once again voicing my opinion that ALL these players involved in betting, match fixing, spot fixing, fancy fixing require their Tutta Fixing. They must be banned for life and not only that they should be heavily penalized financially by freezing their bank accounts and assets plus they must be jailed for at least 10-15 years. So that no 18 year old could dare to think of walking in the shoes of Wasim Chakram the father of match fixing, spot fixing.

    Varun

    Did you hear about his Chakram’s sign language? Reportedly he used to communicate with bookies by bowling line no balls at an agreed time or at a certain ball of a particular over and that means yes or no – i.e., regarding winning or losing the match.

    Australia, in order to keep Hussey, Siddle and Hauritz record clean are saying the Sydney test was not tainted, whereas the truth is everyone at that time raised their eyebrows at Kamran Akmal’s keeping and now the bookie has also confirmed that he made 1.3 million pound sterling. Don’t you think Akmal may not have received his cut? These guys were lured, fed and baited by the bookies in other words they were working for the bookies and not for the national side. All the money that was paid through central contracts must also be forfeited from the time they were hired and their houses and fancy cars must be auctioned and the proceeds must be confiscated.

    Ijaz Butt MUST go along with his mini me Nikki Butt & Co. The gamblers.

  55. #55 by JOKER on August 30, 2010 - 3:18 PM

    khansahab

    how do u know i am from bangladesh? Did u check my IP address? Hmmmm clever guys. I am on vacation till Sept 5th and will go back to uni. About Salman Butt I think he will not resign all he needs is a kick on his Butt. He is a blady baysaram. I agree with Javed Khan that these players must be banned for life plus jailed. Since this crime is committed in the UK the UK authorities will deal it in their country and I think the sentencing would be in UK. It would be better for Soaib Malik to stay in Pakistan because if he comes to UK he will be joining his brothers in conspiracy.

  56. #56 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 3:53 PM

    Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram feels it would be hasty to label the seven players as culprits.

    By Joshua Nath

    The Pakistan team management on Sunday confirmed that some national cricketers were under investigation for having taken bribes for spot-fixing in the final Test vs England at Lord’s.

    Speaking exclusively to espnstar.com, Akram said that these spot-fixing allegations might have brought turmoil in Pakistan cricket but one must not make drastic conclusions.

    “The team morale is down big time, there is a controversy in which six to seven players are involved. The media in Pakistan has already given their verdict on these allegations but one must wait for the allegations to be proven. I know that these controversial claims are bad for the game and the team but we should wait to hear the other side of the story too. The saying ‘innocent unless proven guilty’ must be applied to the players,” Akram said.

    The spot-fixing controversy was triggered off after a sting operation by a British tabloid disclosed the involvement of a 35-year-old property tycoon and alleged match-fixer Mazhar Majeed who was seen boasting about the spots being fixed in the final Test at Lords which Pakistan lost by a record an innings-and 225-run margin.

    The pace legend said that the row seems to have saddened Pakistan as a whole. “Generally the controversy is looking bad. It’s a bad time for Pakistan and Pakistan cricket. The whole nation is depressed, I hope everything becomes alright but let’s see what happens,” Akram added.

    Despite the spot-fixing allegations, Pakistan team management believes that their limited-overs series (5 ODIs and 2 T20s) against England will go ahead as planned next week but Akram believes Shahid Afridi’s men will be up against it.

    “Pakistan team will be under scanner and under pressure for the ODIs in England. The Three Lions look a far better side with their confidence sky high at home and this fresh controversy will make matters worse for the returning ODI skipper Shahid Afridi,” Akram concluded.

  57. #57 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 4:10 PM

    Miandad calls for cricket team to be replaced

    ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad says his nation’s cricket team should be replaced for the remaining two twenty20 and five one-day internationals against England in the wake of match-fixing allegations against some of its players.

    Miandad says the tour should continue but every player should be stood down “as it would be tough for them to handle the pressure.” He says the team management should also be replaced.

    Miandad is currently the director general of the Pakistan Cricket Board. He says he would be willing to coach the new team.

    Pakistan pacemen Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have been accused by a British newspaper of being paid to deliberately bowl no-balls during Thursday’s opening day of the fourth test against England.

    Miandad said he would be willing to coach a new new team of players were the current squad and management to stand down.

    “If anyone is found guilty, he should not be spared and punished strictly,” Miandad said. “I am more than willing to accompany the new team and coach them in the Twenty20 and one-day internationals.”

  58. #58 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 5:50 PM

    Joker

    There is nothing clever in knowing your IP address (as any other blogger) bakaouz we get this info whenever a comment is left. It’s automatic, one of the good things about blogging.

  59. #59 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 5:52 PM

    According to reliable sources:

    A leading journalist was informed by Shahid Afridi about Majeed the match fixer and that something was fishy.

    He personally saw the match fixer engaging in conversation with Ijaz Ahmed frequently.

    Zulqernain was forced to return to Pakastan and he did not want to go.

  60. #60 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 30, 2010 - 6:09 PM

    ” Wasim Akram feels it would be hasty to label the seven players as culprits.”

    There is an expression in Urdu: “Soop bolay tou bolay Chunnii kya bolay?” This MF bastard was pardoned by Justice Qayyum because he was enjoying that so-called celebrity status and because of that leniency shown by that spineless Justice, today we are seeing this trail that has been left behind by this ZKK, UKP, MC ka buccha. He still considers himself as innocent because he was not proven guilty but, we all know and Justice Qayyum in his report concluded that he is pardoning him only because of his celebrity status. 900 choohay khaa ker Chakram Kashi chala….. he hasn’t even burped after guzzling the illegal money he earned in millions from betting and match fixing and his greed has not stopped him from making more. His integrity is challenged many times by people that he lives 366 days out of 365 in India and I wonder why he does not apply for citizenship in India? And why the hello he talks about Pakistan cricket team when he has nothing to do with it. Perhaps the only reason is he must be looking for some more cuts from his proteges when he acts like their mentor and guardian angel.

  61. #61 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 30, 2010 - 7:03 PM

    khansahab

    I don’t understand what Javed Miandad wants? By asking to replace ALL players, does he mean Shahid Afridi, Younus Khan, Fawad Alam? I mean those who were not in the test team, does he want to axe them as well? What exactly does he want? Is he hoping to bring Faisal Iqbal in the team? This is one thing that I don’t like about Miandad is, he is constantly pestering the selectors to include Faisal Iqbal in the team and now he considers it as a golden opportunity to bring him in. If this is the case then Miandad must SHUT UP or, put a duct tape on his mouth.

  62. #62 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 30, 2010 - 7:07 PM

    Yes, moi aussi, I am also puzzled by the Zulqarnain mystery. Some say his finger is fractured, some say it isn’t and some say that axing Kamran Akmal especially when he was vice captain and vice ring leader was threatening Salman’s Butt that if he keeps him out he will expose them. In view of the recent “inkeshaafaat” the later seems more plausible because Akmal has been one of the ring leaders since the Sydney test match, but he was also scared of losing everything including his Munna Bhai. Basically, Akmal is a chicken he may have been giving empty threats but, those were enough for Butt & Co. to shit bricks.

  63. #63 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 8:04 PM

    J’wade Paee

    I am agree tuaanu jahan tak Miandad da suwaal ay, bakaouz jera Miandad apni pen dey moonday do promote karda si, pench*d!

    Ay jera Miandad ay, waada meesna ay. Unno do Kraachi di lobby sport kardi si.

    Kraachi dey log waddey meesnay hondain hain, wadday calculated honday hai. Jeri akhbaaran di lobby Kraachi ach ay, teh pench*d Afridi, Younas, Gul, Fooaad Alam do promote kerday hain.

  64. #64 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 8:22 PM

    Omer

    It’s a good question. I was going to ask you a similar question, actually.

    We have a strange situation where Asif Zardari appointed Butt, who is a close relative of a senior minister. Now, Butt’s record prior to being Chairman, was supposedly clean.

    However, after that there have been allegations of corruption and mismanagement.

    Now, PCB appointed Intikhab Alam, Ijaz Ahmed in senior positions. Both have a controversial past.

    A few months ago there was news that Ijaz Ahmed has contacts with match fixers.

    What I am trying to suggest here is that any tangible evidence of match fixing will points towards culpability of Ijaz Ahmed, Ijaz Butt and possibly other managers to some extent. That is because of the sheer number of times we have heard news about the team having close links with match fixers. Ijaz Ahmed is a relative of Salim Malik apparently, the most notorious match fixer the game has known (considering those that have received punishment).

    It follows that, to answer your question, there may well be a cover up through diplomatic channels.

    Do you remember when Malik and Rana were banned for some conduct in Australia, commonly believed to be match fixing? What was the ambit of their involvement? Why has this issue been buried?

    Coming to the evidence, I don’t see how this evidence can be considered insufficient. The fixer has revealed names, the times in the match when the no balls were bowled, historical accounts of when he was involved in spot/match fixing. He has been an agent of the players, he has been closely associated with them. This is damning evidence.

    I don’t think that if the 4 players whose names are mentioned are “let go”, will be let off the hook on the basis of insufficient evidence. As I said earlier, much will depend on how active a role the ICC plays in this. If the PCB adopts a passive approach (because the top management might be involved), then I don’t think the ICC will have room to flex their muscles and take stringent action.

    I think disqualifying Pakistan from Test status will be considered disproportionate. A lot of people are asking for that to happen, but it is an emotional reaction. When the emotions settle people will want to see the team in action again, preferably without the suspected players.

  65. #65 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 8:32 PM

    England have asked for Butt, Aamer and Asif to be dropped from the ODI series.

    ICC has okayed the rest of the tour to go ahead.

    Now it will be interesting to see if ICC and PCB agree to ECB’s request about dropping these key players.

  66. #66 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 8:58 PM

    Omer

    Have you seen the latest news that PCB wants to sue News of the World?

    Do you not think it is striking that NONE of the accused players have said that they are innocent! (Salman Butt said that these are “just allegations” but not once did he say that he has committed no wrong).

    If such a serious allegation is made against you, you normally say something like, you don’t know what the hell is going on, you have done no wrong and as a matter of principle you try to deny the allegation or prove it wrong unless you are covering somebody or doing it for some ulterior reason.

    I find it remarkable that within 48 hours of these shocking revelations the PCB is deciding to sue the newspaper- for all we know, in 3 or 4 days it might be found that Butt, Aamer, Asif and Akmal are getting life bans.

    This adds fuel to the argument that PCB is involved.

  67. #67 by khansahab on August 30, 2010 - 9:11 PM

    Omer

    I don’t know why this video evidence of Umar Amin and Wahab Riaz is not getting proportionate attention.

    Riaz and Amin should be questioned by the police.

    The way the process works is that, an allegation is made to the Police by a complainant. The Police, if it considers it serious enough, decides whether the offence complained of has a criminal scope. If it does, they take action and if it does not, they recommend that a civil recourse is taken (by a lawyer). When they take action they find the offender and either warn them, question them. If the complaint is made with compelling evidence a warrant is obtained from either a Judge, or if the matter is more serious, a senior Police officer can issue a warrant.

    So the offender is arrested and taken to the Police station for questioning, if he has not been warned off and released earlier. The offender is told of his rights and can obtain legal advice. An interview is taken. If a matter is serious, but there is compelling evidence on the table, then the offender is kept in custody pending sentence. If the matter is slightly less serious OR further investigation is needed as the matter is complex, the offender is released on bail. Bail has conditions attached such as, the offender is not to leave the town, or must be present within a radius of a landmark etc.

    I think what has happened in Majeed’s case is that they have let him go on bail pending further investigation. It is likely he will be called into questioning again and charged with an offence. At the time I don’t think they know what to charge him with- usually a suspect is charged upon arrest. They are trying to see whether he should be charged with conspiracy to defraud bookmakers, or any other fraud/betting offence. This must be the hold up.

  68. #68 by Old Spice on August 30, 2010 - 9:57 PM

    After trolling your blog for a while, I finally decided to post a comment.

    Short Intro: I am Indian living in the US.

    I am hoping to get your opinion on quite a few things, so I am going to number them

    1) Do you also think this is the reason why 7 some players revolted against Younus Khan in Australia and then had problems with Yousuf and if this didnt come to light the same group would have caused similar issues for Afridi.

    2) Could the control over match fixing also be a reason why Salman Butt and Waqar Younis did not want return of Yousuf in England ?

    3) I dont know a whole lot but why so much hate towards Akram ? He is probably the most favourite Pakistani cricketer in India and mine after Imran Khan. If its based on he said she said allegations of match fixing then you must also consider the number and calibre of players whose names were being taken at that time. That “esteemed” list includes Alec “immaculate” Stewart, Brian ‘Prince’ Lara, Aravidna ‘mad max’ DeSilva, Kapil Dev, Martin Crowe, Ranatunga and so forth, no charges were proven against these guys unlike Azhar and Cronje where apparently there was stronger evidence. Link below for reference. I understand Qayyum himself said he was kinda soft on Akram, but there is still element of doubt unlike in this case, where the evidence is just too strong.
    http://www.cricinfo.com/wisdenalmanack/content/story/154143.html

    4) Also why so much dislike for Ramiz Raja. I have heard him praise the Pathan’s of NWFP a lot, he came out and said Salman Butt looked a liar in the press conf., has been a critic of PCB and Ijaz Butt and IMHO, wrote a pretty pertinent article of the root causes of match fixing in Pakistan.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/pakistan/7970629/Ramiz-Raja-Pakistans-Mohammad-Amir-will-pay-the-price-for-quick-fix-mentality.html

    5) If Ijaz Butt is involved why did he want Yonis Khan at first and then Afridi to captain the side ? For all his faults, Salman Butt wasnt his first choice captain.

    6) I know everyone is calling for life bans and I think its the right thing for most of the accused. But Amir ? Have you considered he just turned 18, comes from a very very poor background, had a near death exp. recently and happened to be mentored by a man with his hands dirty fixing already ( Asif). I really really really hope he does not get a life ban, a year or two, withholding some match fees in future matches and gets mentored by Afridi, Latif and is put under close watch.
    I want you guys to at least consider once that may be he is almost owed an apology for being put in that kind of environment. It be interesting to know how and when he got recruited. Now he could have still turned out to be a fixer even if the environment was this bad @ age 25, but there is no way we can tell and that is why deserves benefit of doubt.

    7) I became a fan of Afridi after watching his retirement press conference, I feel like he is a good guy.

    8) If this controversy brings a better Chairman for PCB, may be Latif should be made coach and given dictatorial powers over the team. He has no known issues and has been a previous whistle blower of fixing.

  69. #70 by newguy on August 31, 2010 - 2:28 AM

    Ijaz Butt came out in defense of players saying that at this point it is only an allegation. This makes me believe he would have known there is shady things going on if not directly involved. I am fairly certain that if so no serious action will be taken, some drama will be done to appease the public and one or two players made scapegoats, given a slap on the hand of few matches ban and the wagon will move on.

    ICC won’t do anything either because Ijaz Butt will put his big butt in front of ICC and protest, since Pakistan brings a good crowd wherever they play ICC will not let the cash cow for slaughter. I think this will kill the interest in future games involving Pakistan because one never knows which match is fixed and which one is not. There will always be suspicion with these tainted players involved. The right thing to do is come clean, but with Big Butt and Mr. 10% involved in corruption at highest levels I doubt it will happen.

  70. #71 by newguy on August 31, 2010 - 2:38 AM

    I too noticed that in the interviews Salman never said “No, I did not do anything wrong I will be proven innocent”. He said along the lines of “there is an investigation going on, it is only an allegation, let the process get completed”. It is a standard statement used to defend a position not proven otherwise.

  71. #72 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 31, 2010 - 2:56 AM

    Old Spice

    You are welcome to express your views here and we can always debate on certain points and it is up to you to agree with us or not.

    1. As regards your point 1 and 2, yes that is true and that is the reason why Butt and Waqar did not want him but they had no choice.
    2. Hate against Wasim Akram. We have always acknowledged his talents like we did for Aamer. Being talented is one thing being honest to yourself and for the country is a different thing. If you look at the history of betting and match fixing, it all started during his time i.e., when he had a free hand and along with him he had a few really corrupt players like Saleem Malik, Ijaz Ahmad, Mushtaq Ahmad etc. During Imran Khan’s era or even during Javed Miandad’s time it was all very clean. One of the reasons why Miandad was ousted as a captain by Wasim Akram & Co., is the same as what this new set of Magnificent Seven has done.

    If Indians like Wasim Akram it is up to you to do that, but most Pakistanis hate him for being disloyal to his country, he was and still is the most corrupt player. His brother was a known bookie. “Jis kay ghar may juuWaa aur Sutta hota ho uss say aap kya imaandari expect ker saktay ho?” During the 1996 WC quarter final in Bangalore, reportedly he took 1 crore 40 lac rupees from the bookies to walk out of the team 15 minutes before the match by faking an injury that he pulled his chest muscle. Who was he fooling?

    Have you not read Justice Qayyum’s report, the judge who sentenced other players and let off Wasim Akram because of his celebrity status. You can read that on the internet. There is no element of doubt. Aamir Sohail over heard his discussion with the bookie and wanted to expose him. But, he too backed off at the last moment for whatever reasons, either he was bribed or threatened.

    3. Ramiz Raja was a mediocre batsman and he was a third class fielder, they used to call him a “Khudda” fielder. May be a fraction better than Kaneria and Yousuf and this is not exaggeration. Perhaps you are not from his generation so you don’t know that. As a commentator he was OK for sometime but, for the last 2-3 years he became very biased and openly supports Punjab players and openly criticizes Karachi players or never acknowledge their efforts.

    Although Afridi, Gul and Younus Khan are Pashtu speaking Pathans but, they have been living in Karachi for a long time, even they are treated as Karachi walas. What a shame, after all Karachi is a part of Pakistan, in fact the biggest city of Pakistan and it has produced many great players in the past. Like, Hanif Mohammad and his brothers, Javed Miandad etc. Zaheer Abbass and Wasim Bari also lived most of their life in Karachi but just because they are punjabis they were not targeted. In fact they never considered them as Karachi walas. Anyways, Ramiz Raja if you hear his comments during a match or listen to him on his TV show Ramiz’s Lounge you will know what he says. If you have doubt ask us. Now, he is criticizing Salman Butt when he is exposed but, prior to that he was praising him despite his batting failure he kept praising him all along.

    4. Ijaz Butt despite being an Asshole, knows that he couldn’t have over ruled his decision to appoint Salman Butt by ignoring Shahid Afridi, when Afridi resigned from test cricket for all of them it was a blessing in disguise. It was not a matter of first choice or second choice here, Afridi should have been the captain even before Malik was made.

    5. Please do not show your sympathies for Aamir just because he is only 18. He is an adult and an adult is responsible for his acts. He is not a Bhola Buccha. They did the same to Asif by saying Shoaib Akhtar should be banned for the Nandrolone but, Asif is young and his career has just started. Asif Asshole did that again and was caught in Dubai and I was asking for life ban but, he got only one year ban and the moment his ban was lifted he was in Australia. Then during the tour he went to Bangkok to forge a match fixing deal and was demanding $200,000 whereas, he was offered only $40,000. The bookie then asked him to get more players in his group. If Asif was banned for life, they would have thought twice before committing illegal activities. Kamran Akmal was under suspicion for letting off 4 catches of Mike Hussey and a run out chance but, he was fined only for giving a statement to the press. Although there were not only allegations but, ample proof that him and Rana Naveed were involved in match fixing. But, he was let off the hook.

    You may not, but I really, really hope they not only get life ban but, they should be heavily penalized financially and all their assets must be frozen and they should be jailed for a minimum period of 10 years, may be more. They have committed an act which is equal to that of a traitor. Hence they deserve severe punishment. If they get a slap on the wrist then there will be more Asifs, Aamers, Akmals and Butts in Pakistan. You have to eradicate this menace from cricket now and for good.

    And, it is never too late for you to become Afridi fan. Of course he is a good guy, thora sa dimagh kharab hai baki sab theek hai, he may have bitten the ball but you cannot challenge is loyalty and integrity.

    Yeah Ijaz Butt needs a kick on his big fat butt and Rashid Latif deserve to be the coach to handle the players not only as a professional player but also like a watchdog.

    For your information this team in the 4th test is a pure Punjab XI which means there was not a single player from any other province but Punjab. The Land of the Jeeyalaas.

    I hope you have got some idea and if you stay with us for long you will perhaps agree with us, but we have no intentions to change your opinion. 😀 Take care.

  72. #73 by Old Spice on August 31, 2010 - 3:57 AM

    Omer and JK, thanks for your responses.

    I guess I have too much time today, so I read parts of the CBI report and Justice Qayyum report. Akram was fined 2nd biggest amount and his name was being taken as much as Ijaz, that is pretty bad. I am not condoning acts of clear treason.

    I also see Omer’s point of how YK and Afridi could have been appointed captains only to be replaced. I still disagree with a long term Aamer ban.

    Also who is the third Pakistani coach ? I know Waqar and Ijaz are the other two.

    All in all, looks like people involved with this stuff back in 90s are back. Ijaz, Waqar, Mushtaq Ahmed. Yawar Saeed was also the manager at that time and said he did not believe match fixing happened under his watch to Justic Qayyum.

    Obviously my information about Pakistan cricket is not all that great and I didnt know of any regional bias till I met a Pakistani from Karachi in US. How true is it that Imran declared in a test when Miadad was near a triple ?

    Being in US for 8 years I rarely watch or hear cricket commentary,so not sure if Ramiz has regressed. He was never a good commentator which has more to do with hold over English than complete lack of insight.

    Also on number 1, it was said the fixing thing happened as far back as Asif Iqbal and unconfirmed reports of Gavaskar ( I am big fan of his) having 7 million rupees in one of training bags. Was illegal betting itself so big during Imran and Miandad’s captaincy.

    Could this be a reason why people like Akram get sucked into the quick sand never to come back ?
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/aug/30/pakistan-cricket-scandal-gambling-scams

    Can you also throw some light on this from any info you may have from being in Pakistan.
    http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?209645
    I am talking about the last two answers by Latif. Did he mean to say, he knows a lot and can be the whistle blower just like Latif himself or was he obliquely hinting Sachin is also a fixer. There are confirmed stories of how the fix was never on till Sachin got out and statements from ex-coach Gaekwad saying Tendulkar willed India to victories when he was pre-warned of two three players trying to fix matches for India.

  73. #74 by Old Spice on August 31, 2010 - 4:03 AM

  74. #75 by Mohammed Munir on August 31, 2010 - 7:13 AM

    Old Spice …

    Welcome to the blog !!

    I liked your intriguing and very logical points raised.

    Although, Javed Khan has answered most of your queries but I would like to add a point or two.

    On sympathetic grounds, I tend to agree with your lenient approach on Amir, but on second thoughts I go with Javed Khan and say that he should be punished. I agree with Javed that Asif went through exactly the same stages and then it was Shoaib Akhter and we thought Asif should be spared. Spared he was, and see what we have got on our hands today. 2/ 3 years down the line, Amir may be the one spoiling someone else.

    Pakistan is very lucky to be blessed with enormous talent, I think more then any other country in the cricketing world, and therefore no need to crying on these young Amirs and Umer Akmals.

    Javed Minadad has recently suggested that the entire team should be sent back and he offered to source a fresh team for the remaining of England tour.

    BTW, what’s with the name Old Spice (Purrana Masala) or is it the brand of after-shave you like ? 😆

  75. #76 by Mohammed Munir on August 31, 2010 - 7:19 AM

    Javed Khan …

    LOL @ “Of course he (Afridi) is a good guy, thora sa dimagh kharab hai baki sab theek hai, he may have bitten the ball but you cannot challenge is loyalty and integrity”.

    Agreed cent per cent.

    On Rashid Latif, I have huge respect for him and I fully agree that he will be a good option as our main coach, but I think Rashid had some issues with that catch against Bangladesh, right ?

    BTW, Javed, Yassir Hameed was playing in the fourth Test and he is from Peshawar, so technically we had Punjab X and not XI 😉

  76. #77 by Mohammed Munir on August 31, 2010 - 7:57 AM

    I think Pakistan should heavily punish all the main 7 culprits plus they should also remove some more guys, and dismantle the whole team management (3 Coaches and Yawer Saeed), along with Big Butt.

    Below is my suggested squad of 17 players for the ODIs and T20 games in England …

    1. Khurram Manzoor

    2. Shahzeb Hassan Khan

    3. Imran Nazir (only for T20s) / or Mohammed Hafeez

    4. Younis Khan

    5. Mohammed Yousuf (only if he is clear)

    6. Hammad Azam

    7. Azeem Ghumman

    8. Asad Shafiq

    9. Fawad Alam

    10. Shahid Afridi (Captain)

    11. Abdul Razzaq

    12. ZulQarnain Haider (WK) – For any emergency we can use Younis Khan as second WK (like Dravid)

    13. Umar Gul

    14. Shoaib Akhtar

    15. Mohammed Sami

    16. Mohammed Irfan

    17. Saeed Ajmal (only if he is clear) otherwise Danish Kaneria

    Reserves –– Sohail Khan, Yasir Arafat, Nasir Jamshaid, Yasir Shah, etc.

    Who says we need Amir, Akmals, Maliks and Butts, etc. ?? 😉

  77. #78 by M. Y. Kasim on August 31, 2010 - 2:43 PM

    I have been hearing and reading comments that these cricketers including “18 years old” should be tried and hanged 😦

    Please, please. please dont talk bullshit. They have not committed murder, arson, or robbery to deservr such capital punishmnent. 90% of all the MNAs, Senators MPAs, Federal and Provincial Ministers and serving and “Retired” Top Brass of the Military and its establishments belongs to above catagory and have/are roaming scot-free. 😦

    Well, thats right. I favor that “hit them where it hurts most” 😀

    If we continue to insist ridiculous punishments, they may apply Political Asylum, citing their life is at stake and the Englishmen will gladly grant it and also facilitate in transferring their ill-gotten money and assets 🙂

    The best solution proposed by me above is: confiscate everything they have amassed and ban them for life. Na rahe baans, na baje bansoori. Let them live freely and work like a hars-working and suffering common Pakistanis. They deservr it. 😀

    We have to start somewhere, how about that Sialkoti Bitch, Firdous Ashiq Awan (did I get her name right?) I hate her more than Shariff Brothers and even Asif Ali Zardari 😦

  78. #79 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 31, 2010 - 3:19 PM

    Mr. Kasim

    LOL @ your hatred for the bitch. Btw, aap nay “Meri Bhains Ko Danda Kion Mara? ” 😀 Sialkot Di Mujj aye koi Mmoolee baat nai. But you made a technical mistake in spelling her name, she is ASHAQ and not “Ashiq” Agar vo Ashiq hoti tou ussay Aashiqi na aati? If you ask her she might say, “Mai Ashaq hoon, bhairon dee, bakriyon dee, Majjaon dee tay Gaiyon dee…… sing in the same tune as the Indian song, mai ashiq hoon baharon ka fizaon ka……....

    Sir ji, no one is asking for hanging them, we all want them to be punished where it hurts more, i.e., freeze their assets and ban them from playing any form of cricket and because it is a criminal case they must get sentences too. So that no other kid in future could dare to think that he can get away if he acquires a celebrity status. That MNA from Punjab said, ASAF is our national hero and we mast gate him bayk asap and iteez our national duty. See what his hero has done, again!

  79. #80 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 31, 2010 - 3:31 PM

    Old Spice

    That Akram ki Kahani sirf ussee ki Zubaani hai, there is no truth in his story that his 65 year old father was kidnapped and was beaten badly, this is all bull he simply created this story to get sympathies from people.

    Now people are trying to paint a very touchy picture of Aamer to get national sympathy that he comes from a small village near Swat and blah blah. Asaf also came from MachiKay a small village and prior to appearing at the international stage he use to wear a “Changa Managa” (that shiny Dhoti with border of a different colour like Saree ka Palloo) and a Kurtee Mull Mull Di, Multani Khussay and loads and loads of TARA-MEERI HAIR OIL dripping from his sideburns with looks of a simpleton who wouldn’t care picking his nose in public just to confirm that he is a THIPP Paindoo. When he was accused of Nandrolone along with Akhtar, the public sympathies were for Asad that he just began his career.

    Akhtar has remained clean except for his fitness tantrums he is away from drugs whereas Asaf, he did that again and was banned only for a year and NOW he has dragged 18 year old. If you don’t punish Aamer he will follow the footsteps of Asif. “Once a thief, always a thief.”

    Thipp = a slang for typical or pukka

  80. #81 by khansahab on August 31, 2010 - 7:26 PM

    Pakistan’s problem is deeper than match fixing

    In Pakistan, cricket is a matter of special pride. Cricketers have for decades been ambassadors for a more positive image of the country and a source of hope and enjoyment for those whose everyday life is both difficult and joyless.

    In Pakistan, we are generally averse to public displays of hedonism, except when it comes to food (in private, of course, all bets are off). But success, or failure, in cricket provides most Pakistanis with an opportunity to express themselves in ways that would normally risk censure. When our cricket team wins, people literally dance on the street. When they lose, the effigies start burning.

    The hot and cold of public affection breeds a certain kind of fatalism in our elite athletes, not to mention the super-rich. When the going is good, squeeze every ounce of good fortune lest it run out tomorrow. That attitude has a lot to do with the poisonous tolerance for match-fixing that has engulfed Pakistani cricket since the 1980s.

    Another, ironically, is that cricket is no longer merely an elite pursuit but a ticket to unimaginable riches for some of the poorest citizens. In the past, cricketers came from the educated suburbs of the big Punjabi cities. Today, they come from the humblest of backgrounds. Mohammad Yousuf, one of the greatest, most elegant batsmen the country has produced, is the son of a Christian rail-station sweeper from Sargodha in the Punjab heartland. His gifts come not from sporting academies, but nature and the rough and tumble world of street cricket.

    Much like the country, Yousuf went through something of an Islamisation. After converting to Islam he lost contact with his Christian family, but his career took off. Sadly, a decade of match-fixing allegations has coincided with an increase in overt religiosity within the team. Such is the malaise of our Islam, where ritual and public displays of faith outweigh the need for moral conduct.

    Remember always that, from nothing, our cricketers become stars. Yet, it is argued, they earn far less than other cricketers because their cricket board and country cannot match the huge sums available in India, England or even Australia. Does that justify the high degree of alleged criminality? Hardly. The honour of playing for your country has proved sufficient entitlement for generations of athletes the world over, not to mention some of Pakistan’s greatest such as Imran Khan, the squash champion Khans, Jahanghir and Janshir, and Hanif Mohammad.

    Pakistan is a different country now, overpopulated and underdeveloped with a government that doesn’t even pretend to care unless you have money, influence, or the media puts you under the lens. The overwhelming mindset for success is to achieve it at all costs, by any means, and as quickly as possible.

    The shambolic Pakistan Cricket Board has no system for preparing our cricketers for the demands of international sport, from the most basic to the more complex. So it is no surprise that athletes with astounding natural abilities exhibit self-destructive tendencies.

    Mohammad Asif, another of Pakistan’s talented cricketers who, along with three others, is at the centre of the latest betting allegations, is a case in point. At the height of his still-burgeoning career in 2006, Asif was banned for a year after testing positive for a steroid. Two years later, after making an unlikely comeback, he was detained at Dubai airport on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs and only escaped prison thanks to intensive lobbying by the Pakistan government. What athlete in his right mind would be so stupid? Only someone who had escaped a life of obscurity and poverty to discover that, for the privileged few, the boundaries of life were negotiable.

    For the rich and powerful, wealth is typically accumulated through graft, not grit. Privileges are bought, not earned. Unsurprisingly, the line between legitimate business and otherwise is practically nonexistent. Ushered suddenly into this hubristic world, is it any wonder so many of our cricketers turn rogue?

    Thankfully, there are some notable exceptions. According to all reports, former World Cup winning captain Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi, both fearless Pathans schooled in the honour code, have not been tainted by match fixing. There are countless other talented, dedicated and honourable cricketers more than capable of returning our premier sport to high repute. These talented athletes and a nation ravaged by floods deserve much better than this scandal.

  81. #82 by khansahab on August 31, 2010 - 7:29 PM

    £50K found in Pakistan captain’s Hotel room

    A day after the match-fixing storm put world cricket on the brink of another crisis, Pakistan captain Salman Butt has emerged as the man at the centre of the controversy. According to sources in the team, Scotland Yard investigators last weekend found wads of cash worth 50,000 pounds in Butt’s hotel room at the Marriott at Swiss Cottage in London.

    Of this money, 29,000 pounds was in Sterling, while the remaining 21,000 in South African Rands and UAE Dirhams. When asked about the cash, which comes to approximately Rs 37 lakh, Butt told the investigators that it had been collected for his sister’s trousseau.

    Though the players at the forefront of the scandal, broken by British tabloid News of the World on Sunday, were fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, sources within the team are now saying that Butt was the man responsible for the clout that bookie and player agent Mazhar Majeed enjoyed in the team.

    Butt’s troubles were compounded when Asif, one of the bowlers who had bowled a no-ball on Majeed’s instructions, told the investigators that it was Butt who had introduced them.

    Majeed, an agent recognised by the Professional Cricketers’ Association, is marketing manager for Butt and other players. Butt, 25, endorses Majeed’s company, BlueSky Developments, based in Croydon, and has visited Ryman League club Croydon Athletic, which Majeed owns.

  82. #83 by khansahab on August 31, 2010 - 7:40 PM

    Lahore declared capital of live illegal cricket betting

    Lahore has been declared the one Pakistani city where illegal betting has virtually become an industry insofar as the game of cricket is concerned.

    Hundreds of millions of pounds are bet on cricket every week, with illegal wagers in alone topping 1.5 million pounds a day.

    The game’s exposure to massive Asian TV markets has made it a prime target for corruption.

    According to a News of The World report, in Lahore this week, a crackdown on 1,150 illegal gambling dens revealed the lure of live cricket betting.

    Underground wagers in Lahore have spiralled out of control. Criminal overlords enjoy vast profits from backroom gaming parlours dealing in games like Kamsae, popularly known as craps, and international horse races.

    But this shadowy tribe really exists for the enormous gold rush sparked by transactions rapidly multiplying during international cricket matches.

    A network of bookies masquerading as guesthouses, hotels, newsagents or mobile phone shops where they are connected to worldwide markets online takes the largest punts -laced by powerful figures in Asian society.

    Bookies watch billions of rupees roll in during lucrative one-day internationals

  83. #84 by khansahab on August 31, 2010 - 8:16 PM

    Old Spice

    If Ramiz makes positive comments towards “Pathans of NWFP” it does not change our view of him. We think he is biased as he openly supports certain players and criticises others freely. This is not a Pathan blog, or a Karachi blog, or an anti Punjab blog. It is not even a Pakistani blog- it’s an international blog.

    I recently wrote a light hearted comment against Karachi people in Punjabi. I have also done a critical thread on Karachi’s crowd and we have criticised Kaneria, Sami, Faisal Iqbal, Tanvir Ahmed and other players from Karachi.

    Did you not see my article of praise for Butt, Aamer, Azhar Ali recently? They are Punjabi players. My article on Zulqernain, he is also a Punjabi.

    This blog is an anti regionalism blog and it opposes a particular psyche in Pakistan that wants to demote non Punjabis and treat them unfairly. Punjabis being the majority in Pakistan take credit for the positives that come out from Pakistan, in the same way they should be blamed when the negatives come out as most Pakistanis are Punjabis. It is difficult for an Indian to understand this because no ethnicity in India has an absolute majority.

  84. #85 by khansahab on August 31, 2010 - 8:50 PM

    Old Spice

    Javed A Khan has responded very well to your comment and I could not have placed that in better words.

    One thing that amazes me is that, why do the names of Yawar, Intikhab, Shafqat Rana, Waqar Younis, Ijaz Ahmed, Mushtaq and Wasim Akram keep surfacing when their links to match fixers have been revealed, or they have been accused to being involved in fixing?

    Why was Ijaz Ahmed giving a position of responsibility when he is Salim Malik’s relative?

    Why have SO MANY corrupt and shady characters been involved in the team at a time when Zardari is President and Ijaz Butt is the Chairman?

    Why are Afridi, Younis and constant loggerheads with managers and the Board?

  85. #86 by Shoaib on August 31, 2010 - 8:53 PM

    Shame on regionalists and biased infact they are patient of inferior complexity, piss on regionalist khans and so called writers

  86. #87 by khansahab on August 31, 2010 - 9:11 PM

    Shoaib

    We accept constructive criticism. I think you are upset it was Punjabi players who are involved in match fixing which is why you have developed a weak bladder and need to piss. I think you should be careful because it is Ramzan and paaki ka maheena. Look before you piss 🙂

    Provided you do not use abusive language or make threats, you are welcome to contribute here.

  87. #88 by Varun Suri on August 31, 2010 - 9:35 PM

    Just to cheer up the moment a little bit and also if somebody missed out in this old gem.


    Inzi Post-Bob: An Interview
    Nadeem F Paracha March 23, 2007
    Tags: satire

    Interviewer: Hello Inzi …

    Inzi: Bismillah-ur-Rehman-ur-Rahim … first, thanks to Almighty Allah for this interview and …

    Interviewer: Of course … so tell us, what made you finally resign your captaincy and retire from One-Day cricket?

    Inzi:
    Bismillah-ur-Rehman-ur-Rahim … firstly, thanks to Almighty Allah, the boys prayed well …

    Interviewer: You mean the boys played well …

    Inzi: No, the boys prayed well …

    Interviewer: Okay, but they did not play well …

    Inzi: No, first comes praying and thanks to Mushy, Saeed Anwar, Yusuf and Junaid Jamshed for leading ba-jamaat prayers …

    Interviewer: But you guys are paid to play, not to pray.

    Inzi: No, only Bob, Danish and Shoaib Akhtar play because they don’t pray … but thanks to Almighty Allah, rest of boys prayed well, especially Yusuf and Yunus and Rana and myself who were in good praying form and inshallah we will win this year’s Raiwind Tableegh Cup with help from coaching of Mushy and Saeed Anwar.

    Interviewer: Right. Now, can we talk about cricket for a change?

    Inzi: Why?

    Interviewer: What do you mean, why? You’re a professional cricketer!

    Inzi: Bismillah-ur-Rehman-ur-Rahim, firstly thanks to Pepsi, 160 million peoples hearts were in their mouths when we beat India at Banglore …

    Interviewer: That was two years ago.

    Inzi: Yes, I know … I also learn math in madressa …

    Interviewer: Right. So, what went wrong at the World Cup?

    Inzi: Boys prayed well.

    Interviewer: I don’t care how they prayed, tell me why did you and the boys play so badly. Why were you guys so spineless?

    Inzi: Rumors and propaganda … only lies, that’s all!

    Interviewer: What lies and propaganda?

    Inzi: That boys don’t have spine. Thanks to Almighty Allah all boys have spine! Tomorrow they will say boys don’t have leg, arm and groin … all nonsense!

    Interviewer: Inzi, I was talking metaphorically.

    Inzi: Yes … metavetabally … thanks to Dr. Naseem Phd. MBBS, LLB Advocate boys spine, arm, leg, groin intact!

    Interviewer: So, about the World Cup debacle. What went wrong?

    Inzi: Bob died.

    Interviewer: Yes, but the poor chap died after you guys crashed out of the World Cup.

    Inzi: Very unfortunate his death … very unfortunate. I think it was indigestion.

    Interviewer: But he died after you guys lost to West Indies and Ireland … and he did not die of indigestion. He died of stress.

    Inzi: No, no, Bob did not have stress fracture …

    Interviewer: Sigh. Why, because he prayed well too!

    Inzi: Juniad, Mushy and me try to convert Bob to pray five times like good Muslim mujahid Tableeghi and said to him look how well Rana ball after keeping almighty beard …

    Interviewer: But Rana was terrible with the ball!

    Inzi: Because Bob not convert!

    Interviewer: What nonsense!

    Inzi: No, you nonsense … if Bob become Muslim Pakistan surely inshallah, mahshalla win cup!

    Interviewer: You mean to say since Bob did not become a Muslim like Muhammad Yunus, you lost?

    Inzi: Yes. Very unfortunate that he now dead without becoming Muslim.

    Interviewer: Well, what about you? Your career seems dead as well.

    Inzi: Bismillah-ur-Rehman-ur-Raheem, firstly thanks to Pepsi and Lifebouy and promotion in Tableeghi Jamaat, Allah has given me many money …

    Interviewer: So why not build a hospital or a school …

    Inzi: Inshallah, Mushy, me and Juniad plan to build mosque and madressa in Lords ground.

    Interviewer: What? Why a mosque and why on the Lords Cricket Ground?

    Inzi: Because last night Mushy, me and Juniad have dreams in which Bob in white shalwar and green shirt and white, white wings told us to build mosque in Lords …

    Interviewer: But Bob wasn’t even a Muslim!

    Inzi: Rumors, lies, propaganda!

    Interviewer: So, you’re saying that he was a Muslim?

    Inzi: In our hearts he was Muslim …

    Interviewer: Yes, but in his heart he wasn’t.

    Inzi: Yes, that’s why he die of heart attack!

    Interviewer: Inzi, sorry to say this, but for long it has been noticed that with all this Tableegi thing, you and some of your boys have started to lose not only your form, but your grip on reality as well …

    Inzi: Yes, but my boys prayed well and I talk metavetabally.

    Interviewer: But who the hell cares if boys prayed well!

    Inzi: Bob.

    Interviewer: All he cared about was you guys playing some decent cricket!

    Inzi: Are you saying my boys are indecent? Firstly thanks to Tableeghi Jamaat, all boys now naik and clean and decent …

    Interviewer: But what about the boys’ cricket and form? Not very clean and decent.

    Inzi: Yes but boys prayed well and Bob drop dead.

    Interviewer: Sigh. Okay, tell us what was you biggest achievement as captain?

    Inzi: Bismillah-ur-Rehman-ur-Raheem, firstly thanks to Almighty Allah, many boys of team now have beards, and now they all go to heaven when they too die like Bob.

    Interviewer: I see. You know, Rameez said that knives await the Pakistan cricket team when they come back, but I think instead of knives usteras, razors and scissors will be more appropriate.

    Inzi: Usteras are ban in my team. They are haraam. Look what happened to Bob?

    Interviewer: What happened to Bob?

    Inzi: He died.

    Interviewer: We know that.

    Inzi: Yes. It was a shaving accident!

    Interviewer: What nonsense!

    Inzi: No, you nonsense!

    Interviewer: And it’s not your team anymore. You’re out, gone, finished!

    Inzi: No, only Bob gone.

    Interviewer: In a recent statement, Junaid Jamshed said he hopes Bob recited the Kalma before he died. What sort of talk is that?

    Interviewer: Good talk, good talk … all boys say Kalma … we also tell Danish to say Kalma as well …

    Interviewer: But Danish is Hindu. It’s like Dravid asking Irfan Pathan to do the bhajan!

    Inzi: Yes, yes, I like aloo ke bhaaji also …

    Interviewer: So what next? Who do you think should be the next captain?

    Inzi: Saeed Anwar.

    Interviewer: But he retired four years ago!

    Inzi: Yes, I know … I also learn math in madressa …

    Interviewer: Never mind. Thank you for talking to us, Inzi. And good luck.

    Inzi: No, thanks to Almighty Allah …

    Interviewer: Yes, him too.

    Inzi: You are good Muslim. Here, have a Pepsi.

  88. #89 by Old Spice on August 31, 2010 - 10:57 PM

    MM,

    Just like freeway is not Phokat Raasta and Flagstaff is not Jhanda Danda, old spice is not purana masala. It is my favorite deo. 😉

    KhanSahab,

    My point in saying Rameez R has praised Pathans and calling a spade a spade when he called Punjabi duo of Sr and Jr Butt out was suggesting he is not biased. Now as I pointed out I did not even know of a Punjabi dominated Pakistan till I met a Pakistani here. I wasn’t accusing you or anyone else here of being a regional chauvinist. If you read my original post, I was asking for additional information on the reason for disliking Akram and Rameez. After re-visting the Qayuum report Akram’s case is more clear cut and people actually listening to recent commentary from RR may have a valid point about his bias.

    JK,

    Once a chor always a chor sounds pretty dramatic. As Kasim pointed out these are still cricketers. The biggest culprit at the moment has to be Zardari, roaming France and UK to further his 20 something son’s political career when there is disaster in the country speaks volumes.

    Here is another way of looking at the life ban for Aamer.
    1) Clean out all tainted fish and start with a clear pond. Point taken.
    vs
    2) The boy can still be rescued and mentored by right people. As some columnist pointed out, the bad guys got to him first. Now was Asif saved, no, but was he mentored by the right people ? NO ! If we were still under foreign yoke, would we be as successful as some of us are today ? NO ! Can we retroactively give the same kind of freedom to our predecessors/immediate ancestors and they would succeed too ? No ! Its too late for that. They didn’t enjoy what we have today but you cant turn Father time back. In Aamer’s case I think it isn’t too late. But someone has to hold his finger and guide him. Imran did it for Wasim in his early career but probably wasn’t around when Wasim got involved in this mess ( could still be coercion, I will never know).
    Remember Raat Ka bhoola shyaam ko ghar aajaye to usse Bhula nahi kehte, and Aamer the cat hasn’t eaten 900 chuhe yet that his sins cant be washed in Haj, you can put that quote on Wasim and Salim Malik. We dont even know if he fixed a game, whatever scotland yard may say, he did indulge in spot fixing for sure.

    I thank my lucky stars that I wasn’t born in the dark/feudal age of India or dark ages of Europe and be in the kind of sleazy environment that led Aamer in the trenches. Now even under supervision, if he turns out to be a bad fish, cut him and never look back, even rapist get a second chance after some tough punishment.

    I am not sure about you but I am not a complete Saint either, if I was, I would still be in India fighting the likes of Mamata and Mayawati and religious fundamentalist, but I chose greener pastures. Correct me if I am wrong, you and other commentators here aren’t rallying on the streets and enduring Lathi charge/torture to bring about reformation from the likes of Zaradari. I repeat, I may be wrong, are you ? Easier to pass judgment, much harder bring about positive change in peoples’ lives.

    Completely agree with your point of Asif being a total simpleton. He may have reached a stage of no return. I read in cricinfo by Osman S. saying Asif was trying to get his profile photo changed. Its a little early to tell if Aamer is that simple.

    A sort of final word from my perspective, this isn’t going to end with just a few cricketers being banned for life, the establishment from Zaradari onwards has to change, after all Butt Sr is a crony of Zardari. All in all, these are just opinions and my view points aren’t going to practically change anything.

  89. #90 by JAVED A. KHAN on August 31, 2010 - 11:38 PM

    Lahore declared capital of live illegal cricket betting

    O jee, La’hore, La’hore aye iss Shaher Dee Misaal kaheen nai mildi. Jedi Heera Mandi aye gee vo Punjaab day Purkhaan di nishani aye gee 😉

    When cash worth £50K was found in Salman Butt’s hotel room and: Butt told the investigators that it had been collected for his sister’s trousseau. Shabaash Puttar tu sai Punjabi aye ga!

    Usss bay sharam noo duso, mulak ko tou bech ditta, naal Bhen di Trousseau wee bech ditta? Ramzan may juwwaa bhe khela mulak da naam bee jhanday ich charaya tay naal Jhoot we bolda aye MC naal Kaptani wee kerna chahda.

  90. #91 by JOKER on September 1, 2010 - 1:40 AM

    khansaab

    who is this soaib and why is he pissing here? tom theek bola iska bladder kamjor hai isko prostate ka test mangta nai tu sala will be pissing in his pants everywhere. I don’t understand why he is accusing the writers khan here? ye sala jitna be soaib naam wala hai iska kuch na kuch purja kharab hai. My message for him is: O bhoi Soaib tom sala apna pissab ka purja apna jabe ma rekho idher piss nai kero nai to khansaab tomara khatna keringa. By the way tom sala garmi kew khata kya butt horami tumara rista dar hoye?

  91. #92 by JOKER on September 1, 2010 - 1:45 AM

    Varun

    yar tomara jawab nai Inji bhoi ko beech may kew laya tom? Perhaps you don’t remember when he started playing Tony Greg interviewed him and asked him “do u enjoy playing cricket?” he replied, “i play cricket I happy.” Sala bhot mast admi hai Inji.

  92. #93 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 1, 2010 - 1:59 AM

    LATEST UPDATES ………

    Asif, Aamer, Butt stopped from practice

    TAUNTON: Pakistan cricket team management present in England stopped three players – Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Aamer and Salman Butt – from taking part in practice and they are being sent to London.

    Sources said that Pakistan high commissioner in England Wajid Shamsul Hasan has summoned these three players to London where they are also expected to meet with wellknown lawyer Elizabeth Robert.

    All three players have been charged for match-fixing.

    As per sources, replacements of these three players may be announced but the accused players cannot go outside England until the investigations are completed.

    Meanwhile, an important meeting is going on between Waqar Younis, Shafqat Rana and Ijaz Ahmed.

  93. #94 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 1, 2010 - 2:11 AM

    There is a concerted effort going on from Pakistan’s side to prove these culprits as innocent. This is so typical of Pakistani politicians and the ex-players especially the likes of Raja and Akram. Raja in particular was very harsh on Salman Butt after his interview by saying, Salman appears like a liar here. And, now he is changing his statements and talking goal mole baatain using IF for BUTT & Co. The Pakistani High Commissioner in the UK is meeting these three musketeers and shall be providing them with one of the best lawyers. WHY? Why is the PCB or the govt. wasting money on these jeepers? The recent revelations that cash found in Butt’s room and photographs, videos etc. are all proof of that besides, the body language of these players tell that they are shock-shelled, angry but no remorse simply considering it as allegations. The allegations are over now and they have been CHARGED.

  94. #95 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 1, 2010 - 3:16 AM

    Scotland Yard finds no solid evidence of match fixing

    LONDON (1st September 2010 (4 hours ago))

    The Lords Cricket Test match fixing scandal has entered its final and dramatic phase, with the Scotland Yard’s investigation team failing to find any concrete evidence of match fixing.

    Responsible and reliable sources of Scotland Yard had informed on Tuesday that despite ‘the video and other proofs’ as provided by the British tabloid, no credibility has been so far established regarding the scandal so far.

    Hence there have been no proofs that the main scandalous and shadowy character of match fixer, Mazhar Majeed ever had any contacts with fast bowlers Muhammad Asif or Muhammad Aamir.

    Besides the video provided to Scotland Yard also fails to display the usual time and date formats as depicted in any such videos. Sources have informed that Scotland Yard feels that all no balls by Pakistani team during the Lords Test Match were delivered quite well before they were inducted in the video tape by the notorious Match fixer. However the video was closely scrutinized by Scotland Yard foe further evidences.

    Sources have also expressed that Scotland Yard was also toying with the notion of a possible trap laid and executed by the notorious British tabloid, of indulging in false reporting in a bid to soil the name of Pakistani team.

    It is also doubtful that the alleged notes as displayed (having dubious denominations) were really UK pounds 10,000 at all!

    Replying to a question, sources informed that first information, lists and other proofs provided to Scotland Yard, claiming that Pakistani players did possess 1,50,000 UKL at all: a prize Scotland Yard and British police desperately sought during their joint raid. Other objects recovered from the rooms of the players also failed to yield any results or credible proofs.

    Investigators were also trying to solve the mystery, as to why the notorious British tabloid had published the report two days later, as the no-balls of Pakistani players were conducted on the (very same) second day of the test match.

  95. #96 by khansahab on September 1, 2010 - 6:04 AM

    BREAKING NEWS

    It has been revealed on a TV show that some players have threatened the PCB that if they get suspended/banned they will reveal the names of those PCB members who have been involved in this mafia.

    The entire PCB must be disbanded, a new ad hoc organisation should be formed, managed by people with no link to any cricketer or politician.

    Shahid Afridi must lead all teams, team must feature Yousuf, Younis and Fawad Alam.

  96. #97 by Mohammed Munir on September 1, 2010 - 6:42 AM

    Khansahab …

    Agreed on all your suggestions @ comment no. 108.

  97. #98 by Mohammed Munir on September 1, 2010 - 7:04 AM

    Kasim Sahab …

    LLOOLL @ “Sialkoti Bitch, Firdous Ashiq Awan (did I get her name right?)”

    Yes, Sir … you surely got her first names damn right. 😆

  98. #99 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 1, 2010 - 10:53 AM

    Omer,

    There was no doubt before when Akmal missed that run out on purpose, the normal reflex action of any wicketkeeper is – even if he doesn’t collect the ball – to complete his action, i.e., swing his hands to hit the stumps and this is done without thinking. We have seen on so many occasions that so many wicketkeepers dislodged the bails even when the batsmen are in the crease – in case of stumping – as well as for run out. But, here Kamran Akmal was thinking and after collecting the ball in his gloves he deliberately stood up and did not even bother to go through the process of dislodging the bails.

    As regards your comment about players threatening the PCB, I am not surprised because Ijaz Butt is a corrupt person and it is known from the local media of Pakistan that he showed no interest in completing the existing project for a cricket stadium, instead he was more interested in constructing a new one so that he could fix his terms and conditions and get his cut from that. Also, the Pakistani FIA team to be sent to the UK is so farcical because, when Benazir as assassinated Zardari and the whole of the PPP wanted Scotland Yard to conduct the inquiry because they don’t trust the local FIA investigations, LOL and now they think that FIA is more smart than Scotland Yard.

  99. #100 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 1, 2010 - 11:01 AM

    Can anyone believe that the cash found in Salman Butt‘s room amounting to 50,000 pound sterling is meant for his Pend Di Shaadi Da Jora – sister’s trousseau?

    One thing is clear that he admitted that money belongs to him, so now he is in trouble although the reason he gave is a very trivial one and only a Paindoo can believe that a person like Salman Butt can have that much cash in his hotel room? No one carries that much cash with them, neither in Pakistan nor in England. So, who is he fooling? I think this is enough evidence to link him with the match fixing/spot fixing.

  100. #101 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 1, 2010 - 11:19 AM

    JOKER

    Man it is the kids or the senior citizens who cannot control their piss, so you can ignore him by considering him as a kid. Or, you can volunteer to change his diaper!

  101. #102 by Varunsuri on September 1, 2010 - 11:40 AM

    If the likes of Mohammed Asif get away with this controversy as well then truly he will be beyond repair if not already. I don’t undershatanned the nuances of LAW/Legal/Illegal but after discovering so much of money in their hotel rooms and also the video evidences it is in the good of Pakistan Cricket only if some kinds of harsh punishments are given to the guilty ones but unfortunately it seems there is some kind of involvement from the PCB as well and they will try to save their asses by saving these players.

    What is more unfortunate that if the guilty players are banned for sometime than the likes of Malak and Misbah stand a decent chance to make a come-back into the team.

    Malak must be thanking his best half for the good luck she brought on him since if he was playing in the last test match maybe he would also have been involved in spot fixing but because he did not play he escaped all this mess.

    Honestly speaking Malak looks to me more of a Ringleader than the meek Butt of Salman. Malak will do great in Politics and unless until he is returning to Cricket, I think it’s better for him to stand in the next elections from Sialkot on a ticket from PPP.

  102. #103 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 1, 2010 - 12:36 PM

    LOL Varun @ your character analysis of Malak, you are on the dot. To me he has always been the ring leader, the planner and the schemer of dirty politics. He uses other people and is very good @ backseat mothering. He is a big time liar and we all know how he kept on denying about his first marriage and finally when Sania said, even if you were married it doesn’t matter to me now. So only then he accepted that he has signed the marriage certificate, until then he was in total denial.

    And, you are right that he escaped all this mess by not playing, for him its a blessing in disguise. Also, I agree with you that one day he will be running for elections from Sialkot for the post of MNA (a Member of National Assembly) and may even become some kind of Minister. The people of Pakistan are naive and emotional and that is why they accepted people like Zardari. Btw, Zar means Paisa, Daulat and Dari means business. Zardari = paisay ka business kernay wala. Aur, Asaf tou hotay he Charsee hain. 😀

  103. #104 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 1, 2010 - 12:42 PM

    Asaf = MuruGun

    I was laughing at the thought of Asif being selected as a HERO for one of the Malayalam Film. Unfortunately for him the producer director of that movie has discarded him from that role due to the recent events. Once again Veena Malak is smiling at him. The irony is, a person like Asaf with his nostrils like that of a cannon was chosen as a hero! It only proves that if you are famous no matter how uggs you are, you are considered as a Ch2So4 hero in India and Pakistan.

  104. #105 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 1, 2010 - 12:56 PM

    Legalise sports betting in India, says Delhi court
    http://www.cricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/475479.html

    September 1, 2010

    Betting in cricket and other sports should be legalised in India, a Delhi court has said
    , pointing out that the police have failed to curb illegal betting in the country. Legalising betting, the court said, would help the government keep track of the transfer of funds and even use the revenue generated for public welfare.

    “It does not need divine eyes to see that ‘satta’ in cricket and other games is reaching an alarming situation. The extent of money that it generated is diverted to clandestine and sinister objectives like drug trafficking and terrorist activities,” additional sessions judge Dharmesh Sharma, of a Delhi trial court. “It is high time that our legislature seriously considers legalising the entire system of betting online or otherwise so that enough revenues can be generated to fund various infrastructural requirements for the common man and thus check the lucrative business in organised crime.”

    The judge cited a media report that claimed more than Rs. 20,000 crores (approximately US$427 million) were pumped in by illegal betting syndicates during the IPL last year.

    “A little surfing on the internet would reveal that in Delhi alone there would be operating as many as 2,000-3,000 bookies at any given point of time when cricket matches or even other matches are played all over the world. This could not be done under the very nose of police without their knowledge,” the judge said.

    The court was also critical of the police for its laxity in trying to keep a check on the illegal business. “The half-hearted and lackadaisical approach of the police in nabbing the perpetrators of this organised crime on satta business leaves an irresistible impression that police is not only ill-equipped to deal with such cases but probably they have higher stake in continuance of the same under their patronage.”

    The court made its remarks while allowing an appeal by two people held guilty by a lower court for betting under the Delhi Police Gambling Act. It said there was not enough evidence to convict the two, who were prosecuted for organising betting on the 2007 World Cup match between Australia and South Africa.

  105. #106 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 1, 2010 - 1:01 PM

    Legalize betting, legalize gambling, legalize alcohol, legalize prostitution, legalize drugs, legalize human trafficking what next? Make this whole world a jungle where there is no law. Pakistan at the moment is a mini-trailer of that movie called “Liberated & Legalized”

    A teacher asked a student: Q. Where was ADAM born?
    The pupil replied: Pakistan.
    The teacher: How come?
    Bakaoz where ADAM grew up there was no light, no water, no Aatta (flour) flooded rivers and no law and there is only one country in the world which fits this description —PAKASTAN. 😀

  106. #107 by Varun Suri on September 1, 2010 - 2:51 PM

    Javed,

    I for one, after my experience in the Netherlands would be in favour of legalising few of the things which are not legal in many countries today. 🙂

    In my experience when I compare the two countries I lived outside India and in the so called developed world:- UK and The Netherlands I find the people in Holland much less aggressive and nicer than their British Counterparts a part it is due to the Dutch culture of tolerance and such-like, but also after my recent experience here in Germany I find that in UK as compared to Europe is still quite conservative in many issues whether it is Sex or whether it is Politics. My point is because Europe is little soft on Sex and Drugs there is much lesser crime due to these two things here and most of the common people are happy making whatever little money they can and spending it wherever they like.

    I believe that you cannot control the human nature entirely by any form of religion, caste , race, countries or creed. There are certain desires or neccessary evils which will be ever present in all kinds of Men and rather than trying to curb such desires in the people or trying to tell them it is not morally right or trying to punish them which we have been doing for so many Centuries through different forms of restrictions it is better to have legalised marijuana, prostitution and gambling. But I also believe this system will only work in Western Countries where there is minimal chance of Corruption and Zero chance of Government interfering with such Businesses otherwise if they were ever to legalise all the 3 evils in India it would be the Politicians only who would turn out to be the biggest customers of THE HOLY TRINITY.

  107. #108 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 1, 2010 - 3:22 PM

    Varun

    Vichaar apnay apnay, shikaar apnay apnay …………. Air India serves booze on board (you have to buy it) I was going from Dubai to Mumbai a few years ago. On flight when I heard some heated arguments I turned back to look at what is going on? There was Indian guy who was drunk, probably one of the labourers who come to Dubai on contract basis and their life is pathetic because they are kept like prisoners, he was arguing loudly and kept repeating this word. “Darwaza Kholo humko Baher Jana hai, idar may Bhot Garmi hai. ” 😀 So, this confirms your view in the last line of your latest comment.

  108. #109 by khansahab on September 1, 2010 - 6:32 PM

    Scandal players caused Afridi to quit

    Dubai : A lack of action from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in clamping down on players linked with suspect agent Mazhar Majid was the main factor that led to Shahid Afridi’s shock resignation as Test captain and subsequent retirement from the five-day format.
    The master-blaster not only raised eyebrows but drew plenty of flak for announcing his decision shortly after Pakistan were comprehensively beaten by Australia in the first Test series in July.
    Afridi’s manager, Dubai-based Umran Khan, told XPRESS: “It’s one of the major factors as to why he basically gave up the Test captaincy.
    “Bottom line is he informed the PCB prior to that series of these characters and his suspicions.
    But the PCB didn’t seem to be taking his concerns seriously.
    “Obviously as skipper you have a serious input into the running of the side. But if none of it is being taken on board, it must give you that feeling of ‘What am I doing here?’

    “That was one of the contributing factors to Shahid’s decision to not carry on as the Test skipper and actually contributed quite heavily to the decision to quit Test cricket,” he added.

  109. #110 by khansahab on September 1, 2010 - 6:34 PM

    Pakistan defends the ‘cheats’?

    72 hours after one of the biggest scandals in cricket, Pakistan is far from doing anything to rectify it. Worse, it has let its ego come in the way of acting against 3 key players against whom there is a wealth of proof.

    3 Pak players left for 2nd round of questioning

    Pakistan’s team management has confirmed that the players accused of match fixing will miss Thursday’s practice match in Somerset. Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have left Taunton for London after they were summoned by the Scotland Yard for the second round of questioning. And, as he made his exit, Salman Butt was asked if he would be coming back and he reportedly replied: “Why not?”. The players are scheduled to meet both PCB and Pakistan High Commission officials on Thursday. The players are slated to meet the ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat too.

    These developments on a day when ICC CEO has sent out a strong message to Pakistan, saying it has zero tolerance towards match fixing.

    Undeniable proof against ‘cheats’

    Despite world outrage, Pakistan is ignoring what is undeniable proof – proof against Mohd Asif, Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt.

    The proof stares Pakistan in its face – pictures of Salman Butt with London based match fixer Mazhar Majeed – the no-balls which were delivered during January’s Sydney Test and Lord’s Test last Sunday – 50,000 pounds which were seized from skipper Salman Butt’s hotel room in London – and video proof of players accepting a jacket filled with cash from fixer Majeed.

    What Pak isn’t doing

    Despite the growing clamour of public opinion around the world, Pakistan isn’t temporarily suspending players named in the scandal or even listen to the ICC’s request to drop those named in the scandal.

    What Pak should do

    Here is what Pakistan should be doing – first, launch a full fledged investigation into the charges against the players apart from setting a precedent by benching the players. The board must also take the ICC into confidence on the scandal and must sack the tainted team management.

    The ICC has already finished questioning Mohd Asif’s former girlfriend Veena Malik. The ICC officials questioned Malik for more than 2 hours. While questioning Malik assured full cooperation to ICC officials and promised to provide proof within 2 days. The former girlfriend of Mohd Asif claimed that she had evidence of links between Asif and an Indian bookmaker. Veena Malik’s possesses a document regarding call details which she claims will nail Indian photographer Dheeraj Dixit’s involvement as a middleman in Asif fixing games.

  110. #111 by khansahab on September 1, 2010 - 6:59 PM

    LHC summons seven players, PCB chief

    KARACHI: The Lahore High Court has summoned the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, the federal sports minister and seven cricketers on Sept. 7 to hear a petition calling for the players to face treason charges.

    Lawyer Ishtiaq Ahmed filed the petition in the High Court to initiate treason proceedings against players who are being investigated for alleged spot fixing on the current tour of England.

    He said he wanted to see the players banned for life and their assets seized.

    “I filed this petition because the players shamed the country and their millions of followers by getting embroiled in this spot-fixing controversy,” Ahmed told Reuters.

    Senior PCB lawyer Talib Rizvi said that since the petition was based on allegations it was unlikely the court would make a quick decision.

    “The players have still not been proven guilty of any wrong doing. The investigations are on but the board will obviously defend itself,” he said.

    Filing of such cases in Pakistan by civilians or civil lawyers are not uncommon when a major controversy hits Pakistan cricket.

    A citizen filed a petition against former captain Wasim Akram for appearing in a advertisement for an Indian company that also produces alcoholic beverages. The case was dismissed.

  111. #112 by M. Y. Kasim on September 1, 2010 - 7:27 PM

    Javed A. Khan and Munir Sahab,

    I dont have any personal grudge with that “Sialkoti Bitch” 😦

    It is simply a humane issue that makes me hate more than anything else and that too in the last Ashra of Ramadan-ul-Karim.

    She termed those two innocent kids as Robbers and Dacoits 😦 while condoning the barbaric murder of them which means she is one of the Ring Leaders behind it.

    I have lived in my beloved East Pakistan for a little over two years and can vouch that those “saala” Bengalis were/are better Muslims and human beings than us, the West Pakistanis.

    Khansahab,

    Similarly, I lived due to my business constrian, for little over 10 years in Punjab, mainly in Gujranwala and Lahore and again vouch that the common, hard-working and still suffering Punjabis are as good a Muslim and human being as other Pakistanis 😀

    And I had/have several Shia close friends and made it a point to go to their Imam Bargah and attend Iftari and offer Salaat-Maghrib according to my beliefs without having any trouble, even in Houston, Tx. USA as long as I had normal life before Cancer took over.

  112. #113 by khansahab on September 1, 2010 - 7:33 PM

    Kasim sahab

    I hope those Punjabis you spent 10 years with did not like to speak about piss and shit 🙂

    Bengalis hate Punjabis by the way. The Bangladesh cricket team likes to win against Pakistan more than India or Sri Lanka.

  113. #114 by khansahab on September 1, 2010 - 8:02 PM

    LOL

    Asif has been cut from his Indian movie as a result of this match fixing allegation:

    http://blogs.cricinfo.com/thebuzz/archives/2010/09/mohammad_asif_cut_from_movie.php

  114. #115 by khansahab on September 1, 2010 - 8:06 PM

    BREAKING NEWS

    Ijaz Butt has told a tv channel that Butt, Asif and Aamer will play in Pakastan’s forthcoming matches.

  115. #116 by khansahab on September 1, 2010 - 8:13 PM

    Food packets sent by Musharraf distributed among flood victims

    Peshawar, Sep 1 (PTI) Food packets sent by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf were today distributed among people affected by floods in Swat and Shangla districts of northwest Pakistan.

    The packages were distributed by Paasdar-e-Pakistan coordinator Muhammad Ali Saif, a close aide of the former President.

    In a brief chat with reporters, Saif said Musharraf had provided food packets and Rs 10 million for the flood victims of Swat and Shangla districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

    Musharraf is a popular leader of Pakistan, Saif claimed.

    Musharraf has been living outside Pakistan since April last year. He left the country after a slew of legal and criminal cases were filed against him.

    His aides have said he plans to return to Pakistan soon to lead his new party, the All Pakistan Muslim League

  116. #117 by Omer on September 1, 2010 - 8:16 PM

    Khansahab,

    He has a really good head on his shoulders and Waqar has offered him a ptotection. The Robinhood is going to be really on the rampage tonight.The Waqar Went on the backfoot and found a beautiful gap between the cover and point. “Beautifully Shot”. “That was a definitely Kamran Akmal down the wicket”
    “Test match cricket is a all about playing a lot of cricket !”

  117. #118 by khansahab on September 1, 2010 - 8:17 PM

    Pakistan arrests PML-N leader

    In a major development Wednesday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Pakistan’s Punjab province arrested Sohail Zia Butt, father of PML-N legislator Omer Sohail and a close relative of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, leading to heated exchanges between the police and Butt’s party supporters.

    Sohail Zia Butt was accused by the NAB of misappropriation of funds worth over 80 million rupees in cooperative companies scam. He was declared a proclaimed offender by the NAB court in 2001 in absentia because he had gone out of country.

    Butt returned to Pakistan in 2008 before the general elections after spending more than seven years abroad.

    However, no action was taken on the case against him for almost two years. On Thursday, he went to attend a funeral in Lahore’s Model Town area where the police picked him up.

    The NAB is under the control of the central government where Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) is in power.

    On the other hand, the Punjab governemnt is in the hands of PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz) and both parties have had a bitter-sweet relationship of late.

    PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif has accused the central government repeatedly of using the NAB for political gains, while Federal Law Minister Babar Awan has been taking on Sharif brothers for their alleged lack of governance in Punjab province.

    Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Punjab province, is the younger brother of Nawaz Sharif.

    Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah expressed surprise over Butt’s arrest and said the PML-N government was not taken into confidence about it. Butt’s son and member of national assembly Omar Sohail said, ‘My father has been abducted by NAB’.

    ‘The case has no basis and the PPP government is trying to politically victimise us,’ he alleged.

    There were scuffles and hot words exchanged outside the NAB office in Lahore when PML-N supporters tried to break the security cordon in a bid to reach the arrested leader.

    ‘We will be forced to fire if you infringe the security cordon,’ a police officer said. Omar Sohail responded angrily and challenged the officer to shoot if he could. ‘I will not leave the premises without meeting my father,’ he said.

    On the intervention of senior police officials, Omar was finally allowed to meet his father, who is also a former member of provincial assembly. No PPP leader or NAB official was ready to comment on the reasons for this abrupt action.

    Butt has been arrested under section 31-A of the NAB ordinance. Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik was also convicted under the same offence during the regime of former president Pervez Musharraf and has been given a presidential pardon.

  118. #119 by khansahab on September 1, 2010 - 8:18 PM

    Omer

    LOL, I am agree.

  119. #120 by M. Y. Kasim on September 1, 2010 - 8:22 PM

    When Pakistan was created, 90% of Memons spread all over the world came to Pakistan with their fore-fathers’ hard earned and Halal money in the hope that finally, they can say and claim a place of their own. 🙂

    Unfortunately, they were branded as “Profiteering and Exploiters” by those who also came for the same reason. In retaliation, the Memons called them “Khiree Gurda” 😀

    The Memons never hid their ancestry, while these Khiree Gurda affixed before their names Syed, Mir, Pir, Allama, and Moulana etc. etc. and Quraishi, Hashmi, Siddiqi, Farooqi, Usmani, Qadri, Chishti and Nizami etc. etc. and Alvi, Naqvi, Zaidi,Rizvi, Hasani, Hussaini and several other surnames after their names 😀

    It is an irony that the same Khiree Gurdas’ organisation (MQM) has among others, a Memon (Dr. Farooq Sattar) as its top heirarchy. 🙂

  120. #121 by khansahab on September 1, 2010 - 8:32 PM

    Kasim sahab

    This blog has been falsely projected as a Pathan blog in the past.

    However, isn’t it strange that one of the founding members is a Punjabi?

    Two main contributors (yourself and Omer) are Memons?

    A few main contributors are Indians?

    If you visit other private blogs you will see they are almost exclusively ethnicity based. I know 4 blogs that only have Punjabi commentators if you consider ones from Pakistan.

    This blog is actually a diverse and liberal blog. The beauty of Legslip which you will find in NO OTHER private cricket blog is that people here comment without expecting us to comment on their blogs. In other words, there is no tit for tat.

    That is why we are one big family here, and have become good friends.

  121. #122 by M. Y. Kasim on September 1, 2010 - 8:39 PM

    And most importantly, the Memons never sent their money into the Swiss Numbered Accounts nor they bought in foriegn country any property with the money they earned in Pakistan. They re-invested that money in Pakistan in the manner of establishing different industries and businesses. It is a fact and history is witnees to it. 🙂

    The loot and plunder and money laudering started when the Zamindars, Jagirdars, Waderas, Sirdars, Khans, Military Top-Brass and Beaurocrats push the Memons out and took over their Nationalised and Rightful businesses and industries.

    Please forgive my spellings 😀

  122. #123 by khansahab on September 1, 2010 - 9:43 PM

    Omer

    That clip looks suspicious. I am agree.

  123. #124 by Muneer Malak on September 2, 2010 - 12:02 AM

    Let me intrduce myself my name is Muneer Malak and I am a freind of Salman Butt father for a vary long time but I am no more freind him becauze of some famly problem betwen our famlies. And I want to expoze this Butt family may be you dont know Salman Butt father is a Horse Race Bookie in Lahore ask anyone they confirm. One time I sitting in their house and one man came to his house with lot of rupees and Butt Saheb and his wife got sacred and said no we dont take money and Salma butt from inside called ammi je lay lo and she took it. There whole famly is in juva sutta business for vary long time and I am not liying you wan to takl to me you can call me on my mobil phone number

  124. #125 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 2, 2010 - 12:05 AM

    Mr Muneer Malak

    We don’t publish personal telephone numbers and emails of our bloggers on the blog so next time please don’t post numbers or email address. Thanks . As regards Salman Butt’s father being a Horse Race Bookie, no we don’t know that may be you are right.

  125. #126 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 2, 2010 - 12:09 AM

    LOL khansahab at your new photo. Is this Asaf or Dilshan? I cannot make out because it is a very tiny picture.

    Could anyone tell me how and why Kamran Akmal’s name has been dropped from the confirmed list? Even on Geo TV they are not showing his picture also his name is not there among the players who are seeing the Pakistani High Commissioner and Ijaz Butt. What is the reason and why he has been cleared?

    The way these things are going, it is very likely that all the culprits will remain in the team and Afridi is under pressure now because he has threatened to resign if they are allowed to play. So, the next 4 days are very important. Let us see which side the camel sits?

  126. #127 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 2, 2010 - 12:14 AM

    “LOL

    Asif has been cut from his Indian movie as a result of this match fixing allegation:
    http://blogs.cricinfo.com/thebuzz/archives/2010/09/mohammad_asif_cut_from_movie.php

    Khansahab this is what I wrote last night with a caption of ASIF = MURUGUN

    In case you don’t know (perhaps newguy and Varun may know) Murugun is a very popular character in South Indian movies he is like the Mask of Zoro, James Bond, John Wayne whatever, he carries three pistols with him Muru = Three in Telugu language and Guns of course you know.

    When in Dubai we used to watch this trailer of some South Indian movie in which he comes in to a bar and fires two shots from his pistols and blows off the smoke and orders:

    Rendu Masala Dosa
    Rendu Whisky

    Rendu = Two……….. LOL I never heard Masala Dosa goes well with Whisky. 😀

    And in the end he always used to say:

    WEE ARRRE LIKE THIS WON-LEE… 🙂 (WON LEE = Only)

  127. #128 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 2, 2010 - 3:30 AM

    Like Kamran Akmal drops catches, somehow his name is dropped from the initial first 4 culprits and as for the remainder 3 musketeers the ECB is firm that they don’t want these 3 players to play any further, whereas Ijaz The Big Butt has reiterated that they will not be dropped and they will play!

    This is the usual stance Ijaz Butt takes, he keeps on denying and then the opposite happens. Right from the time of sacking Lawson as the coach till today there must have been a few dozen instances where Ijaz Butt said, this will not happen and it happens and when you expect something will happen, the opposite happens. So, he is the most unpredictable person on this planet earth.

  128. #129 by Mohammed Munir on September 2, 2010 - 6:22 AM

    I wonder why the bookies were approaching Bangladeshi players …

    Bangladesh can hardly win any game even if the bookies pay them millions, while which stupid bookie will ‘pay’ them to loose, since they are doing it for free. 😆

    I tell you … these bookies, they don’t have standards or what ? 😛

    BTW, it seems everyone from Veena Malak to Muneer Malak and Watson, Lee, etc. etc. they all want to ride the bandwagon and get some free media attention.

  129. #130 by Mohammed Munir on September 2, 2010 - 6:30 AM

    LOL @ “Darwaza Kholo humko Baher Jana hai, idar may Bhot Garmi hai.”

    About the free booze on some airlines, well Pakistan International Airlines doesn’t give any booze on board, becasue they encourage you on P.I.A. (Pee Aayee Aey, Yani Apni Booze Apnay Ghar Sey He ‘Pee Kar Aayee Aey’)

    No, no, it’s not that ‘Pee’ which Javed told us a nice storey about “Miss Pippee-Aaree” 😉

  130. #131 by Mohammed Munir on September 2, 2010 - 6:39 AM

    Khansahab …

    Your Comment No. 129 …

    Nice to know that Pervez Musharraf is also doing ‘something’ for the country and it’s ill-fated peoples. Although, the amount you mentioned, Rs. 10 Million (One Crore), is just too small seeing the international stature and contacts of the ex-president, because so many other peoples are doing much more then this and still they are not being able to get a word of appreciation.

    I am referring to the efforts of Imran Khan who is at the top of the Flood Relief work along with Edhi Centers. BTW, Imran Khan have recently raised Rs. Forty Crore (Yes, that is Rs. 400 Millions), which is in addition to more then six hundred (600) trucks full of food supplies, medicines, and other emergencies goods for the unfortunate flood victims, which are already dispatched/ distributed. Imran Khan is working on two levels, first as ‘short-term’ immediate assistance to the effected persons for their daily survival, whereas he is also working on a more important and much more expensive ‘long-term’ phase for re-establishing these peoples by building their homes, villages, and other basic infrastructures to help them restart their lives.

    Whereas even Shahid Afridi has also raised around Rs. 20 Million only from Dubai, and he is also attending some more fund-raisers in UK.

    I hope LS tries to spread the good words about the efforts of these guys and many more, along with Musharraf Sahab.

  131. #132 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 2, 2010 - 8:22 AM

    Munir

    There is a different climate in Pakistan and even in Dubai as opposed to the UK, and I am talking in the context of flood relief work. The last time for the earthquake relief fund a lot of money was raised in addition to tents, blankets, clothes, medicine and food supplies from the UK, North America and Saudi Arabia but, unfortunately they didn’t reach to the deserving victims instead the government officials or the middlemen consumed it. They even sold the goods like tents and blankets to pocket the money. Therefore, this time there isn’t much enthusiasm in terms of donation and also, because of our Kurtoot, there isn’t a good name especially when there were floods in the country Asif Zardari was in Paris, London, Birmingham apnay Wali Ahed ka Jashn mana reha thaa Sala. So, who will donate?

    As regards Imran raising 400 million or 40 crore rupees, he is at the center of the disaster and he can stir the emotions of the rich people. There is a guy called Riaz Malik, reportedly he alone donated 100 crore rupees. Afridi may have risen that money from the Pakistani community from Dubai. Any Shaikh or a VIP local businessman can give much more than what Afridi collected. It depends with whom Afridi was dealing or approaching. Still it is a good effort and something is better than nothing and there shouldn’t be a criteria or benchmark that, so and so gave so much money therefore, so and so should give more than that. The most important thing is that money should go to the victims and not in some culprits pocket.

  132. #133 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 2, 2010 - 8:32 AM

    Omer

    Zulqarnain Haider has reportedly told the media (I haven’t read it but heard from people) that the one who dug up a hole for me has fallen in it. Perhaps he is referring to Kamran Akmal.

    A lot of people were saying before Haider was sent home that his finger is not fractured there is a minor injury and after that he has batted well and scored 88 runs. But, Kamran Akmal who is now an important cog in that betting wheel threatened to expose the PCB officials if he is not in the team. His Munna Triumph Card is stale now but, he has an Ijaz ACE card in his hand. Some are saying his name has been dropped from the initial list of 4 because he has once again threatened to give all the names and that includes from Ijaz Butt, Yawar Saeed to ALL THREE COACHES and other players.

    Ijaz Butt is still insisting that the trio will play the ODI’s and at the same time there is a news that the tour for the trio is over. There is so much conflicting news in circulation so it is hard to say which one is correct. But, if you know Butt you can guess whatever he says, the opposite will happen.

  133. #134 by Mohammed Munir on September 2, 2010 - 10:15 AM

    Breaking News …

    Butt, Asif and Amir dropped for rest of tour.

    http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/current/story/475559.html

    PS: As expected from Ijaz’s Butt 😀

  134. #135 by Mohammed Munir on September 2, 2010 - 10:20 AM

    Javed Khan …

    I fully agree with you a noble gesture is the most important and not only the amount it generates.

    That being said, my only point was that since we are talking about Musharraf’s good efforts and sometime back I also saw comments about MQM and Altaf Hussain (which is all fine), we should not completely ignore the efforts of someone who is doing much more.

  135. #136 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 2, 2010 - 2:31 PM

    Munir

    By your own assessment you have made Musharraf as BIG by adding former ex-President to his name and then considered others (Imran Khan and Afridi) as small. Remember an ex is an ex, is an ex. In Pakistan it is always the one who is at the centre stage is the one who is famous. Do you think Miandad can pull more crowd than Afridi? Imran is a politician now and he is popular (whether he will one day be the President of Prime Minister of the country is another matter) and wherever he goes people come to see him. Musharraf in the UK is popular only among a certain segment of the society which is already a minority, so comparing the trio is not fair. Secondly, whoever gets more money doesn’t really mean nothing, it is the effort and the niyyah that counts. I don’t know about Altaf Hussain so no comments on him. I don’t think I have ever voiced my support for him.

    Just an example, 12 years ago in our locality we didn’t have a proper mosque it was just a makeshift arrangement in a small house and slowly gradually the population grew and people had to say prayers in the open air especially on Fridays. And sometimes standing in six inches of snow without any jaa-nimaaz. The community decided to raise money to build a proper mosque. For the last 6 years we do have a proper mosque now with a car park for 200 cars, and inside 6-7000 people can pray, there is a library, a gymnasium, a kitchen, adequate toilets for ladies and gents and few classrooms for kids, it is still not complete and finished in someways even after raising almost 5 million dollars. But it became a reality because of the efforts of hundreds and thousands of people and their contribution. There is one person who is very, very rich and he contributed $200K which is the single biggest contribution.

    All the Pakistanis considers him like a My Baap, The owner of the mosque, and on every occasion he is seen giving speeches and he is also the top official in the Board of Trustees. He has a lot of wealth from his business and he lives in a 4 million dollar house and people are already floored. For him money is not important anymore, he is on power trip, he likes to be seen at the centre stage of every meeting, every occasion. In my opinion it is very wrong of the people to give him that much importance. For me an ordinary person who can hardly save a dollar in one year and donates $100 for the construction of the mosque is more important than this person.

    This is a typical tendency of our desis that whoever is rich they are sticking to his ass like flies on the gunk. And, I hate such kinda chamchagiri and also the person who likes to be praised and pretends that he doesn’t need any praise. Anyone who does that is a bloody liar, they do it because they want to hear the praise again and again.

  136. #137 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 2, 2010 - 2:38 PM

    On the news about Butt, Asif and Aamer being dropped, the statement is:

    “The three players have said they are extremely disturbed with what has happened in the past one week, especially with regard to their alleged involvement in the crime,” They are mentally tired and exhausted hence they cannot play.

    Instead of saying this, if the officials have said, “we are suspending these three players from the rest of the tour till such time the inquiry is complete,” it would have been much nicer and appropriate.

  137. #138 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 2, 2010 - 3:47 PM

    In the warm up match Shahzaib has scored a century and Fawad Alam 97. Btw, Hafeez kis khet ki MooLee hai? He along with Azhar Ali scored a pair of ducks then, Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal followed them with another pair of ducks. Afrid and Razzaq paired a couple each. Moulana as usual got run out. Rozay ki naqahat hogi? 😀 Chota Akmal got hit by a ball on his nose so he is resting.

    Pakistan’s bowling appears weak without Asif and Aamer but, they have to live without them till such time they groom a few new fast bowlers. They can call Mohammad Irfan who is on the reserves list. Akhtar is not reliable for 10 overs.

  138. #139 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 2, 2010 - 4:35 PM

    If Shahid Afridi wants to win this series he has to bat sensibly like he did in the T20 WC in England, he cannot go berserk especially when he comes at number 6 or 7 if he wants to go berserk he should open the innings with Shahzaib Hasan Khan and let Hafeez bat at number 6 or 7. Because, Hafeez is not a very aggressive player and he ruins the tempo by scoring slow and getting out after making 20-30 runs.

    It is very likely that Pakistan may lose this match as their bowling especially fast bowling is very ineffective.

  139. #140 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 2, 2010 - 5:10 PM

    Pakistan barely managed to escape from the jaws of defeat after a long suspense till the penultimate over in which Rawalpindi Maal Gari gave 12 runs, it was left for Ajmal not to give 16 runs, he took 2 wickets on his first two balls but Zander de Bander who crossed over smashed a couple and a four but that was not enough they lost by 8 runs. IF Pakistan’s performance against Somerset is like this, then imagine how they will perform against England? Shoaib Akhtar is a spent force, he should be sent back he couldn’t complete his 10 overs, bowled only 8 overs and he is the most expensive bowler.

  140. #141 by M. Y. Kasim on September 2, 2010 - 6:16 PM

    Mubaraka’n… Khansahab… Mubaraka’n,

    Thodey Karachioo’n de do mundeo wadda khel khedia’n. Ek munde ne senchoori banaya te tujha teen rana de reh gaya.

    Hoorn tusi kere wehle saanoo Mithai bhejan laga?

  141. #142 by khansahab on September 2, 2010 - 6:22 PM

    o khair mubarkan kasam saab

    oh aaj khushi da mokka hai, tussi bhangra paao teh balle balle kar lo.

  142. #143 by M. Y. Kasim on September 2, 2010 - 6:24 PM

    I just returned after wtching one of my favorit programme, “Views on News” hosted by Dr. Shahid Nasood on ARY network. :0

    One of the four participants was my favorit “Bitch” whom Dr. Shahid Masood referred to as “Doctor Saheba.” 😦

    In that case God Save The Queen and if he has enough time to Save Pakistan. 😀

  143. #144 by khansahab on September 2, 2010 - 6:24 PM

    Players were set up: High Commissioner

    Pakistan’s top diplomat in Britain claims that the three cricketers facing match-fixing allegations were ‘set up’.

    Test captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer today insisted they were innocent as they withdrew from the remaining games in their team’s tour of England.

    Wajid Hasan, the Pakistani High Commissioner in London, said he believed the trio played no part in an alleged plot to bowl no-balls to order during Pakistan’s fourth Test defeat at Lord’s.

    He went on to cast doubt on video evidence about the allegations released by the News of the World.

    In an interview on BBC News on Thursday night, he said: ‘We are not seeing on the video what the date or what the time is. Do you have answers to these questions?

    ‘The video wasn’t timed or dated. It could have been dated before the match or after the match, or at a different time.’

    Asked if he thought the three players had been ‘set up’, Mr Hasan said: ‘Yes, I would say that.’

  144. #145 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 2, 2010 - 7:39 PM

    So typical of Pakistani diplomacy to deny the facts. Just because there is no date and time on the video doesn’t mean these players were not involved? It is enough evidence that they were in contact with the bookie and it is enough evidence that 50,000 pound sterling were recovered from Salman Butt’s room. Who carries that much cash around? He is a bloody liar to say “Pend day Shaadi day Joray di raqam aye gee.” Rs.7.5 million for one dress? What a lousy liar.

    Whether Scotland Yard finds concrete evidence or not this debacle is enough for the PCB to ban them. If they keep on covering up then these instances will keep on cropping up. First and foremost thing is to fire Ijaz Butt and clean the whole of the PCB and then these players. They should all be banned so that no player in the future could think of mixing and moving with the bookies. The 18 year old is not a toddler to excuse him that he is innocent, perhaps he has been assured by Ijaz Butt & Co. to keep his cool and they will bail him out. As regards the Pukka Suttay Baaz Asaf, he has become a professional crook. Salman Butt, his father is a bookie we have heard and he should be kicked out. He got a free hand as a captain and did whatever he wanted to.

  145. #146 by JAVED A. KHAN on September 2, 2010 - 7:47 PM

    Omer

    Wah, wah on your Khaaradar wala Sher….. it is more like:

    Aankhon say dooor ja ker dil say na dooor jaana
    Tumko qasam hamaree hum ko no bhoool jaana

    Omer, the Pakistani media and the public are khassee, they will after sometime forget this and it is likely that they will be off the hook very soon.

  146. #147 by khansahab on September 2, 2010 - 8:06 PM

    Please see new thread.

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