Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir confessed to spot fixing after Shahid Afridi slapped him

Mohammad Amir picked 5 wickets against Australia on Wednesday in the CWC.
Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir confessed to spot fixing after Shahid Afridi slapped himPakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir confessed to spot fixing after Shahid Afridi slapped him
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The spot fixing scandal that broke out in 2010 when three Pakistani cricketers, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt fixed various incidents in the game at Lord's for money, left the entire cricketing world in shock. In a game against England, the three were caught spot fixing, which harmed the reputation of Pakistan cricket. 

Abdul Razzaq reveals in an interview to GNN News, that then-skipper of the ODI team Shahid Afridi had to slap Amir to get him to admit that he had committed the deed at Lord's. 

“He (Afridi) told me to leave the room but after a while I heard the sound of a slap and then Amir told the whole truth,” Razzaq told the GNN news channel.

Razzaq also blamed the Pakistan Cricket Board for dealing with the incident in an immature manner. “I thought instead of going to the ICC to prove its efficiency, the PCB should have instead directly taken the three players to task despite their denials and sent them back home on some pretext. They should have banned them for a year or so. In the end by not doing this, the PCB spoilt the image of Pakistan cricket worldwide”, exclaimed Razzaq.

Amir, who has returned to international cricket after serving out his ban, took 5 wickets against Australia in the World Cup game on Wednesday, but that could not save his team from losing.

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