Shane Warne accuses Saleem Malik of match fixing

Shane Warne accuses Saleem Malik of match fixing

MELBOURNE: Shane Warne, the legendary leg-spinner has recently made remarkable match-fixing allegations against former Pakistan cricketer Saleem Malik in connection to a Test in 1994 at Karachi.
Meanwhile, Warne has been making news over the last one week for his revelations in his autobiography, ‘The Spin’. Warne spoke in detail about Saleem Malik offering him a bribe to bowl badly in a September 1994 Test in Karachi.
Speaking to NDTV in connection with his recently published autobiography ‘No Spin’, Shane Warne spoke about one of the earlier incidents of attempted match-fixing in cricket.
“Saleem Malik offered me 200,000 US dollars, he said it will be in my room in half-an-hour if I bowl wide of the off-stump and the match was a draw. That’s the bottom line of what he asked,” Warne said.
However, this revelation is not new as the controversy has been in the public space since the mid-1990s. But it is the first time Warne has revealed the amount that was at stake. In 1995, Shane Warne, Mark Waugh, and Tim May had claimed that Saleem Malik offered bribes to lose games during Australia’s tour of Pakistan in 1994.
Pakistani bookie Salim Pervez told Pakistan’s Judicial Commission investigating match-fixing that he had handed Malik a briefcase with $100,000 (Rs 42.5 lakh) allegedly to fix the tournament’s Pakistan-Australia match. However, Saleem Malik has always denied this allegation.
Furthermore, Shane Warne also recalled an incident when a bookie offered him money in Sri Lanka.
“I lost 5000 thousand dollars in a casino and a friend of Mark Waugh said, ‘look, here is the 5000’ and I said ‘no, I’m okay’. But he said, ‘no strings attached and no nothing’ and that was that” Warne concluded.


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