Former Pakistan cricketer Aaqib Javed has made the latest revelations about match-fixing during his playing days and how his career was ended when he refused.
Javed named the former cricketer Saleem Pervez who would introduce the players from the team to bookies.
“Lavish cars and millions of rupees were handed over to cricketers. I was also asked to fix matches and was told that if I did not comply, my career would be finished. Players were approached with match-fixing offers through a former cricketer named Saleem Pervez,” Javed was quoted as saying on a local news channel in Pakistan earlier this week.
Pervez played an ODI for Pakistan against West Indies and passed away in 2013. He had earlier confessed to offer money to Salim Malik and Mushtaq Ahmed to fix matches according to the 1998 Qayyum report.
Aamer Sohail had also alleged that Pervez had paid money to Inzamam ul Haq and Waqar Younis.
Javed on the other side had earlier alleged that former skipper Wasim Akram had kept him out of the team because he denied to fix games. In fact, Javed was asked to contact Saleem Pervez and accept a vehicle and an amount of Rs 40 lacs. Javed further on to say that Akram had told him, he would never play for Pakistan till the time he was the captain when the offer was turned down by Javed.
Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt were the other Pakistan players who were later involved in a spot-fixing scandal in England. They were even slapped with respective bans.