LAHORE: Pakistan’s former cricket captain Aamir Sohail has opened Pandora’s Box with his statement that the World Cup matches between Pakistan and India are decided outside the field.
A former chief selector and aggressive left-hand batsman Sohail has represented his country in scores of World Cup cricket matches.
Pakistan has yet to win a match against India in a Cricket World Cup tournament.
Sohail has yet to clarify his vague sentence he used in a programme on a Pakistani news channel that the match between Pakistan and India in a Cricket World Cup decides outside the field. What he was saying about these matches. Whether he is saying that those matches were ‘fixed’!! Whether outside factors were involved in determining the result of all World Cup matches between the South Asian rivals. Is he claiming that the result of this World Cup fixture, scheduled to be held on Feb 15, between the two countries has also been decided.
The utterance of an influential cricket personality of Pakistan has opened a Pandora’s Box and sparked wild speculations over the issue.