The Media Coordinator of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Muhammad Mehdi has claimed that former cricketer and the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan was involved in match fixing. The sensational statement was given on June 3, where the politician claimed that Khan made huge money from Australian media tycoon Kerry Packer.
While accusing the PTI chief, Mehdi said that Khan ignored Pakistan’s national interest and betrayed the national side during 1983 World Cup. Media baron Packer started his own cricket series with leading players from Australia, West Indies, South Africa, Pakistan and England in 1977.
While hitting out the former captain of Pakistani national side, Mehdi claimed that Khan refused to bowl at a crucial stage in a match when the team needed him most. The team lost the match, while he was busy in purchasing the controversial flat in London.
The PML-N leader said that a probe is needed to trace out the reason why he refused bowl at that stage. Mehdi also said that Imran would take money to get out at zero runs and now an investigation should be carried out to reveal how much money he took to get out scoring zero.
According to the politician, Khan purchased his London apartment with the money he received from match-fixing deals. Mehdi added that the former cricketer has also mentioned in his autobiography that match-fixing was rife even during his time. He said that this can be a possible clue for the investigation agencies to go further in the case. However, while responding to the allegations, Khan’s lawyer said that former cricketer Imran Khan has earned money from playing cricket in Australia and England.
If this allegation against Khan, who is an icon in the international cricket history, proves to be true, it will be a big blot.