Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar. (Source: Twitter)

Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Khalid Mahmood has made a huge revelation about left-arm pacer Wasim Akram for being involved in match-fixing during the 1999 World Cup.

“Atta-ur-Rehman admitted infront of me that Wasim Akram offered him for fixing. He submitted affidavit in court aswell but then backpedaled. Three games of Pakistan in WC1999 were suspicious (BAN/IND/AUS). There was not fairplay in the final,” he said.

“Wasim Akram offered couple of lakhs to Atta-ur-Rehman to bowl below par in a match,” he added.

Akram though when asked about his involvement, he denied. Wasim was a part of the Pakistan side that won the World Cup in 1992 under the captaincy of Imran Khan.

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Pakistan as the runner-up during the 1999 World Cup. They lost to Australia in the final at Lord’s.

Pakistan batted first and were ripped apart by leg-spinner leg spinner. He bagged a four-wicket haul. The Wasim Akram-led side was bundled out for 132 with Ijaz Ahmed scoring the highest. In reply, Australia chased down the target within 21 overs.

Adam Gilchrist scored a quick 54 in 36 balls while Mark Waugh remained unbeaten at 37. Australia won by 8 wickets and lifted their second World Cup. They later won the World Cup in 2003, 2007 and 2015 respectively.


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