Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Lieutenant General (retired) Tauqir Zia said that highlighting 20-year old incidents of match-fixing was saddening.
“The Justice Qayyum report was sent to the government before I took charge as the PCB chief,” Zia said in a conference via video link. “The report was sent in May 2000 and we made it a public document.”
He said that Saleem Malik is acting out of frustration. “The PCB should give him permission to form a cricketing academy if they don’t want to hire him.”
Zia said that the PCB was allowed to give jobs to all of the accused in the inquiry except Wasim Akram and Mushtaq Ahmed. “A fine of Rs0.1 million was slapped on Waqar Younis, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saeed Anwar and Akram Raza. There was nothing else mentioned apart from that.”
He claimed that a separate report regarding spinner Mushtaq Ahmed, which was supposed to be given 20 years ago, still hasn’t been released.