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Imran lashes out at Pakistani minister on match-fixing

Posted by on March 28, 2011 0 Comment

Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan Monday flayed his country’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik for commenting that the government would scrutinise the World Cup semi-final game against India at Mohali Wednesday for match-fixing, but said players’ bank accounts should be disclosed to stamp out the crime.

“Who is Rehman Malik? I think we should watch him instead of the team. My worry is not the cricket team. It is him,” Khan, who led his country to World Cup glory in 1992, said here.

Malik said the government would “closely scrutinise” the semi-final outing.

“No one in the Pakistani team will even read that statement. They have much better thing to do,” Khan said.

He, however, added: “If we want to stamp out match-fixing, we have to ensure that the crime must not pay. All the bank accounts of the players should be disclosed. And criminals must be punished.”

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