Talks about Match-fixing is on the rise in Pakistan cricket these days And every other day a former cricketer makes a statement in this regard and now former fast bowler Aqib Javed has also become a part of this list.
Aqib Javed said that in Pakistan cricket, only those who always raised their voice against match-fixing were punished and that is why they were dropped from the team at the height of their careers.
"My career ended early because I spoke out against fixing, I was threatened with being torn to pieces, if you speak out against fixing," he told private TV. You can only go to a certain extent in your career and that is why I have not been able to become the head coach of Pakistan to date.
Aqib Javed said that there would not be many benefits in punishing cricketers without punishing the mafia and match-fixing masterminds.
He said that this mafia works in better depth and once you enter this swamp you cannot get out, many players were punished but nothing could spoil this mafia nor did they find out.
Both should be punished and this curse can be ended only when life imprisonment is imposed with the harshest punishment.
He said that the real fixers are sitting all over the world including India, Dubai, Pakistan but their faces have not been brought before the world till date and it will not stop till there is no punishment. ۔
Pakistan Super League Lahore Qalandars head coach Aqib Javed made the revelations at a time when former captain Saleem Malik, who was sentenced to life in prison for spot-fixing, has requested his return to cricket.
The former fast bowler said that the Justice Qayyum Commission was deliberately kept in the dark due to which only a few were convicted despite being involved in fixing several cricketers.
He said that the facts were also hidden in the Justice Qayyum Commission. I had told the court that fixing is not done by one but by five to six players together.
"I told Justice Qayyum that my testimony was based on everything I saw with my own eyes and heard with my ears," Javed said.
He supported giving a chance to Saleem Malik to return to cricket and said that while giving another chance to Saleem Malik, he should also be given a job in Pakistan Cricket Board.
Aqib Javed said in clear words that these are 20-21-year-old cases and there is nothing to get out of them but we have to take concrete steps to stop this monster somewhere.