Former Pakistan batsman Hasan Raza has been filmed on camera by information channel Al Jazeera in the identical room whereas one other former cricketer – Robin Morris from Mumbai – talks about facilitating spot-fixing in T20 tournaments.
Raza doesn’t take part in the dialog between Morris and the undercover reporter, however is seated in the chair adjoining to Morris. Raza and Morris each performed for Mumbai Champs, a group in the now-defunct Indian Cricket League between 2007-08.
Al Jazeera stated Raza didn’t reply to its allegations, whereas Morris “denies any wrongdoing” and stated the channel invited him “to audition for, and act in, a industrial film ‘for public leisure’.”
Raza made his debut for Pakistan as a 14-year previous in 1996, changing into the youngest man to play Check cricket. He was a part of seven Exams and 16 ODIs however has not performed any worldwide cricket since 2005. Raza had better success in the home circuit, with 232 first-class matches to his title, alongside 197 one-day video games and 36 T20s and even took an energetic half in the latest season when he performed for Pakistan Tv.
The Pakistan Cricket Board issued an announcement on the matter on Sunday saying, “PCB and its Anti Corruption Unit is in the method of reviewing experiences concerning the alleged involvement of cricketer Hasan Raza in Corrupt Conduct. Acceptable motion, if any, will likely be taken after gathering and reviewing all related proof. Until such time no additional feedback are made.”
Within the video, a part of a broader investigative documentary the channel will air from Sunday, Morris talks about organising a T20 match for the needs of spot-fixing and betting. He says that no A-grade gamers will likely be concerned, however that he can carry in B, C, and D grade gamers. He talks of taking such tournaments from Dubai, to Hong Kong, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.
In one other location, poolside at a resort, an individual recognized by Al Jazeera as Gaurav Rajkumar is seen and heard speaking about organising a four-team T20 match in the UAE. Morris can be current throughout this dialog and later particulars how a lot cash a corrupt participant stands to make by facilitating spot-fixing in such tournaments.
Al Jazeera stated Rajkumar additionally claimed the channel invited him to behave in a film for public leisure.
The movies had been launched on the identical day that Al Jazeera additionally alleged that an individual concerned in the preparation of pitches in Galle, Sri Lanka, for the Exams against India in 2017 and Australia in 2016 had tailored the surfaces according to instructions from an individual concerned in betting. The report additionally alleged that the Galle pitch for the Check towards England later this yr would even be made to order for betting.