Report on match-fixing was not incomplete, Justice Qayyum responds to Mani

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LAHORE – Former Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Malik Qayyum on Tuesday has rejected the claim of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani regarding his report on match-fixing.

In an interview, Justice Qayyum clarified that the report compiled in 1990s on match-fixing was not incomplete.

He said some part of the report was implemented as players like Saleem Malik, Wasim Akram and others faced bans and fines. However, at some point, the suggestions were neglected, he continued.

It is to be mentioned here that the justice had recommended to impose lifetime ban on Saleem Malik and Atta-ur-Rehman as they were involved in match-fixing while he had also suggested to remove Wasim Akram as captain of the team.

He had also urged to not give any duty to Mushtaq Ahmed in the board.

Earlier during a press conference, Mani was questioned about the connection between inclusion of Wasim Akram in a committee formed to oversee the state of all aspects of Pakistan cricket and the report of Justice Qayyum.

In a response, Mani said, “Mr Qayuum made some allegations, then said he would provide details of the allegations later.”

“No one has ever seen those details since. Many people named in the report were acquitted thereafter and have gone on to coach around the world. Those countries who used these players  services undertook complete inquiries but found nothing that perturbed them,” he added.

2018-10-30

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