Rashid Latif: If match-fixing is criminalized, PCB’s many officials would be jailed

If match-fixing is criminalized, PCB's many officials would be jailed: Rashid Latif
If match-fixing is criminalized, PCB’s many officials would be jailed: Rashid Latif

The former wicket-keeping batsman, Rashid Latif has aggressively revealed if match-fixing becomes an offense in Pakistan, then many officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would be seen behind the bars of the jail.

Recently, the issue of Umar Akmal has gotten a camera light across the cricketing media. The board has granted him a ban for three-years for disciplinary issues. A few cricketing figures have stood by with PCB on this decision, however, Rashid Latif has said that if the match-fixing will is criminalizing, then the world will come to know who the actual culprit is.

“There is a history of how match-fixing inquiry reports are manipulated. The authority can do whatever they want. This is why we talk about making new rules, about making this a criminal act. The majority of the PCB officials would be seen behind bars if this becomes criminalized.  Then we will find out who is actually corrupt,” Latif was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

He also revealed that he has many videos from the past which can be controversial for Pakistan. Using an example of M. Nawaz and M. Irfan, he continued querying that do people know why they reported and why many of them have not reported the fixing offers.

“The players that people are naming such as Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Nawaz, do you know when they reported the cases and why? How many of them have still not reported? I have videos from the past as well. I don’t want to go into the details of it as it will create a very big controversy in Pakistan,” the 51-year-old further said.

Rashid mentioned a few dates on which some criminal activities took place and no one yet knows about.

“Everyone is being misguided. This is because most people are not aware of what happened on the night of February 8, 2017, or what happened during the match on February 9, how their phones were brought to Pakistan and opened on February 12, how a statement was taken on February 17? How the bats and their grips were cleaned?” Rashid Latif added.

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