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Wasim Akram is the ‘King of Betting’: Shakil Sheikh

Irked by Wasim Akram questioning PCB’s decision to form an inquiry committee on team’s disastrous show in Asia Cup, influential board official Shakil Sheikh threatened to open old files related to legendary fast bowler’s alleged involvement in match-fixing.

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“I don’t think Wasim is ‘King of Swing’. I think he is ‘King of Betting’. He should think before criticizing anyone because his past is known to all and old files in the board can be opened,” Sheikh, who is the head of PCB’s inquiry committee told Geo Super channel on Monday night.

As far as old files are concerned, Sheikh was referring to report submitted by Justice Malik Qayyum on match-fixing inquiry at the start of the millennium.

Sheikh, who also heads the Islamabad regional cricket association made references to his name (Wasim) being linked to betting in cricket and in the Justice Malik Qayyum match-fixing inquiry.

Sheikh was upset with the remarks made by Akram recently at a press conference in which he questioned the purpose of the board appointing an inquiry committee on the eve of the World T20 to probe into the national team’s poor performance in the Asia Cup.

Akram also lamented the state of domestic cricket and stated that the person heading the domestic cricket committee that is Sheikh had not held a cricket bat properly in his life.

In his rather strong comments, Akram was overall unhappy with the state of Pakistan cricket.

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