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Watch: Former Pakistan Captain Accuses PCB Officials for Match-fixing

Former Pakistan skipper and Legendary batsman Rashid Latif dropped a bomb regarding fixing on Thursday. Latif claimed that board are equally responsible to players in fixing. He also said that the cricket boards protect the players involved in fixing.

What did Rashid Latif say?

Speaking to a YouTube channel, former Pakistan questions the cricket board’s position in the fixing scenario –

The cricket boards have always given support to players accused of fixing. We always blame the players. Yes, they are involved in fixing. But are cricket authorities not to be blamed as well.

Latif also questioned the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit as it only tells players about what to avoid but not the necessary steps required.

The ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit tells players to stay away from certain individuals. But the cricketers are playing franchise cricket for teams owned by the same individuals with whom they are suggesting to stay away from. It’s a big problem.

He said.

Rashid Latif further claims that it not entirely a player’s fault to get involved in the fixing but boards are also somewhere to be blamed.

I won’t completely blame a player for fixing. Players are just pawns, they are being utilised by the top board members. The board has a larger role to play in fixing.

I won’t completely blame a player for fixing. Players are just pawns, they are being utilised by the top board members. The board has a larger role to play in fixing.

Every cricket board all over the world, have protected their players. Every country has protected their players who were found fixing matches. This is why the window of T20 cricket and franchise cricket had to be created to tell players that do whatever you want to do here, don’t do it in international cricket.

Rashid Latif added.

What’s next for Latif?

Latif is one of the most respected former cricketers from Pakistan. While the other cricket boards won’t take his comments seriously, his remarks can undoubtedly create a stir in Pakistan. Now, how will the Pakistan Cricket Board react to Latif’s comments, only time will tell?

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