Amir’s confession untimely, say former greats


Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir`s admission of his involvement in spot-fixing before a court in England has brought a bad name to the country, former cricketers said on Monday. Amir has been charged, along with Mohammad Asif, Salman Butt and their agent Mazhar Majeed, by British prosecutors with conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments and also for a conspiracy to cheat.
The corruption charges relate to allegations that Majeed accepted money from a third party to arrange for the players to bowl ‘no balls’ on August 26 and 27, 2010, during Pakistan’s fourth Test against England at Lord’s in London. “I was saying time and again that there is a fault of Pakistani cricketers and they are involved in match-fixing,” former fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz was reported to have said. “After the confession of Amir, it is proved that the Scotland Yard had have handed over very solid evidence to the ICC on the basis of which the ICC took such a strict action,” he added.
Former opening batsman Aamir Sohail said the confession would place Pakistan cricket in a lot of trouble. “After this confession he has not only tarnished the image of Pakistan cricket, but also ridiculed the whole nation,” he said. He further said the confession has opened the door for more allegations from the world.


  1. They treason with our country, they betrayal with the whole nation. Because of them, our country have got disreputed in front of the whole world. They deserve to get punished.

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