Shahid Afridi was approached for match fixing
KARACHI: The ongoing tussle between Javed Miandad and Shahid Afridi has once again given rise to the match fixing debate with the legendary batsman claiming that Shahid Afridi was involved in fixing matches over the course of his career.
Shahid Afridi has, in turn, decided to take legal action against the former cricketer and will send a legal notice on Thursday.
“Afridi and his lawyer are watching clips of Miandad and his allegation thoroughly, and will be sending the required legal notice on October 13 as the offices remain close on 9th and 10th of Muharram,” according to sources.
It must be noted that star All-rounder Shahid Afridi, back in 2012, was approached to fix One Day International (ODI) matches during England’s tour of the UAE.
Shahid Afridi was approached by a gentleman in the lobby of the team hotel, but didn’t hang about to hear how much they were offering.
The flamboyant player confirmed the news by saying ‘It happened during that period and the person got the appropriate reply from me.’
“As soon as I realised match-fixing was on the cards I left, before reporting it to the team management and the ICC anti-corruption unit”, he added.
This was not the first time Shahid Afridi got the offer from a bookie as he had also raised the alarm on the 2010 tour to England of being contacted by British bookmaker Mazhar Majeed for the same purpose.