He also recalled the PCB Justice Qayyum’s report on anti-corruption legislation in sports, which was also referenced in the proposals sent to the Prime Minister.
The PCB has prepared a 77-page proposal titled “Legislation on the Prevention of Corruption in Sports”, which was recently submitted to Prime Minister Imran Khan. Was
It also cites the report of Justice (retd) Malik Mohammad Qayyum, among others, that there were investigations into match-fixing and corruption in Pakistan cricket in 1998, which came to light in 2000, as a result of which Saleem Malik was banned. Akram was recommended to be removed from the captaincy while Mushtaq Ahmed was also criticized.
Interestingly, the current head of the board, Ehsan Mani, has included Wasim Akram in the cricket committee in 2018. Qayyum has questioned the report itself. In this report, Wasim Akram was also fined Rs 3 lakh. Mushtaq Ahmed was also fined Rs 300,000 and Waqar Younis was fined Rs 100,000. Both of them are currently in England with the national team as bowling coaches.
In this regard, a former cricketer said on condition of anonymity that on the one hand, the board is talking about legislation against corruption, on the other hand, many cricketers with dubious pasts are present in the setup in various capacities, leading to zero tolerance policy. Claims go away on their own, I don’t think there will be any legislation on the PCB’s suggestions.