Dr. Kashif Ansari, the well-known sports critique, sports promoter, cricket analyst and advisor of PSL’s franchise, Peshawar Zalmi, has always contributed to create positive image of the nation “Pakistan” infront of the entire world.
This time, with a few references of Justice Qayyum’s report, and statements of former cricketing bodies of Pakistan in a video message over prior match fixing issues and revealing the culprits, Kashif Ansari has clearly spit out his sayings without any hesitation over the fixers and has given the solution as well.
He has emphasized over a scenario where he discussed with proves that how the unlawful offenders who once disgraced Pakistan cricket are now occupying the hold over Pakistan Cricket.
Recently, the ban of Umar Akmal by PCB for straight three years has attracted attention of everyone. A few stand in favour of Akmal and say that board has exaggerated a little while a few think that board has done justice and Akmal deserves whatever has been handed over to him. Then, Najam Sethi revealed that Umar’s disciplinary issues were due to epilepsy. The question that arises in the minds of many is if Umar was suffering from epilepsy then the board didn’t reveal earlier and why he wasn’t kicked out straight after the disease via reports was confirmed and if he is suffering, then ban isn’t the option at all.
Amir, Sharjeel, and Salman Butt are the recent cases that run in the minds of people still as culprits. The board brought Amir and Sharjeel, however, Kashif has objected saying every culprit who did something bad to national cricket shall be behind the jail bars instead of playing again with the second chance.
A few prior cases were also opened up in a video shared above.
The former cricketing bodies revealed the culprits and Kashif requested them to take the names so action can be taken against him. Also, he queried that if they already knew the names of such villains then why didn’t they disclosed at that point of time when the criminal acts were made and what is the point of sharing it now after so many years.
Pakistan lost the World Cup in 1999 and official in the video claimed it as “a fix match”. According to reports, the people who have been handed over Pakistan cricket, have got their names clearly stated in justice Qayyum’s report.
The big names that everyone respect today were involved in crime fixing activities according to Kashif. He has requested Rashid Latif to speak the names and asked Khalid Mehmood the purpose of revealing name of Wasim Akram as a culprit after 20 years. Arif Ali Abbasi claimed for Basit Ali in the match against Sri Lanka in 1994 and Intekhab Alam named Basit Ali as well. All kashif Ansari has asked for are the proves if any exist.
In the end, Kashif presented military court as an option best possible for the situation. Pakistan cricket has always suffered from the scenarios full of crimie activities which now shall be make an offence and culprits shall not be given any other chance. Despite of dealing differently with different players, door of military court shall be knocked and all such as, Inazamam ul Haq, Saleem Malik, Wasim Akram, Intekhab Alam, Basit Ali, Arif Ali Abbasi, and Rashid Latif etc, shall make their appearances and wait for the hearing of court.