Yasir Hameed, a Pakistani Cricket player, allegedly confessed to an undercover British reporter that there is rampant corruption in the sport, saying that some of his teammates had accepted bribes to fix the recent Test match against England. Read more about this scandalous story below.
There are currently three players in Pakistan who are reportedly being charged by the International Cricket Council for corruption. Their names are – Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif. The allegations against these three men have also lead to them being questioned by authorities.
Yasir Hameed, 32, is said to have revealed an ugly truth about the sport, describing “almost every match” as being fixed. Hameed is also reportedly quoted as saying:
“It makes me angry because I’m playing my best and they are trying to lose.”
When asked by other news sources about his bold allegations against his teammates Yasir fervently denied everything. He told the AFP:
“I can never think of blaming my teammates in match-fixing. I have just told the team management that the newspaper is claiming I have given them an interview. This is not correct.”
There are reports that The News of the World has pictures of their meeting with Hameed, which could also mean they have video from a hidden camera. Uh-oh!
As a biography, Yasir Hameed was born on February 28, 1978 in Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province. He is a right-handed batter and has scored well over 3,000 runs in total over his career. He has black hair and brown eyes. Major Team: Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines, Peshawar Cricket Association Seven years ago he set a record during his Test debut by scoring 170 runs in Karchi.
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