Khalid Mehmood, the former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has clarified that the defeats Pakistan faced in ICC World Cup 1998 against India, Bangladesh, and Australia were not fixed.
In an earlier video revealed by Khalid Mehmood, he claimed the former fast bowler, Atta ur Rehman, as a liar and queried if whether he has ever been true in his statements before in Justice Qayyum’s report.
However, Mehmood”s statements hinted that he meant to say that the matches were fixed back in 1998 but he has denied and said that he only meant to mark the performances as suspicious and lethargic. He is also of the view that the players shall not be banned until proven guilty.
Recently, many former Pakistani cricketers have revealed the video claiming and blaming the corruption charges against each other. Some discussed Pakistan’s three-match ODI series and have claimed it as the fix. Some have urged the three matches of ICC World Cup 1998 as fixed and some have revealed the name of culprits whose names are also being written in Justice Qayyum’s report.
Khalid Mehmood: ICC World Cup 1998 defeats were not fixed
Match-fixing and criminal activities have been part of Pakistan’s cricket for so long. The recent open cases were of M.Amir, M. Sharjeel, and Salman Butt. Many people have objected to Amir’s comeback as when he was banned, Asif, the bowler, was also the part of the fixing. Later, PCB gave Amir another opportunity but Asif, who has objected upon him, is still vacant.
Recently, many former faces have come forward revealing each other as culprits with no proof, however, Rashid Latif, the former wicket-keeper, says that he has videos as proves against many players and incidents but has denied taking names.