18 January, 2021

'Sachin Knows Everything'

Pakistan ex-captain talks on the current crisis facing Indian cricket

'Sachin Knows Everything'

Pakistan ex-captain Rashid Latif has been a central figure in implicating some of the top players of his country in match-fixing. Much of Latif's charges have been borne out in events of the past few months. As far back as '97, Latif had maintained something was rotten in subcontinental cricket. That included the establishment and players with dubious links with bookies. His charges against Pakistanis prompted the setting up of the Justice Qayyum inquiry. Now Latif is willing to testify before the King Commission on the '95 Mandela Trophy finals, which he claims were "fixed". In an interview with Murali Krishnan, he talks on the current crisis facing Indian cricket. Significantly, without accusing Sachin Tendulkar, Latif identifies him as one who knows all about match-fixing and says he should be questioned thoroughly.  Excerpts:

Why do Indian cricketers call you up at home, as you have said?
Well, I know most of them. Some of them are good friends. Some wanted information, others just wanted to chat. Ajay Jadeja and Azhar...



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