Abdul Qadir has alleged that former teammates Wasim Akram, Inzamam-ul Haq and Mushtaq Ahmed, among others, were involved in match-fixing that tainted the game. The legendary leg-spinner also added that had they been 'hanged', spot-fixing would never have affected Pakistan cricket.
Last week batsman Shahzaib Hasan became the fifth Pakistani player to be suspended by the PCB in relation to a corruption scandal that broke out in the PSL last month that previously saw Sharjeel Khan, Nasir Jamshed, Khalid Latif and Mohammed Irfan banned earlier.
Qadir also said that Ata-ur-Rehman and Saleem Malik were scapegoats in the investigation for the 2000 match-fixing scandal.
"Ata-ur-Rehman and Saleem Malik were made the scapegoats, and even they would've escaped if they carried cricketing value or were in their prime. The way of our country is to nab the smaller culprit and let the bigger one go," Qadir said. "All of Wasim, Waqar, Inzamam and Mushtaq either currently work or have previously worked within the PCB. Why weren't the recommendations of Justice Qayyum's report enforced?"
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