Aamir Sohail has taken a U turn on the comments he made about match fixing against the Pakistan team, he had said that Sarfaraz and team could reach to the final because of match fixing.
The former national team captain had made the claim after Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka in their last match in Group B on June 12 to qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy.
Sohail takes a U turn
But on Friday, Sohail claimed that he never accused the national team of fixing matches and was only criticising Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed for not dedicating the win over Sri Lanka to legendary batsman Javed Miandad, whose birthday fell on that day.
“Sarfraz was asked after the Sri Lanka match whether he wanted to dedicate the win to Miandad. But I heard reports that he refused to do so and said Miandad criticises the team too much.
“What I meant was that Sarfraz has become captain only recently and Miandad is a very big name in Pakistan cricket. He should not have said such things. If Miandad says something, it is only for the improvement of Pakistan cricket,” Sohail told Pakistani channel Samaa TV.
“The other thing I said was that the facilitators of the win cannot be named; however I said nothing about match-fixing or any other foul play — my statement was misunderstood.
“If Pakistan is winning, then why bring up references to match fixing? I don’t know what agenda people who make such allegations are following,” he added.