The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has found no evidence of match-fixing in the Asian Games cricket match between Pakistan ‘A' and Afghanistan which the latter won unexpectedly to qualify for the final in China last month.
A senior official of the board dismissed accusations made by the President of a cricket club in Islamabad that the match was fixed and that Pakistan had deliberately lost the game on the behest of former Pakistan captain, Rashid Latif who is chief coach of the Afghanistan team.
“We interviewed all the concerned people and we found no evidence or suggestion that anything untoward happened in that match,” the official said.
Javed Ali, the President of the club whose player Aqeel Anjum was a member of the Pakistan team in the Asian Games has claimed vociferously that captain Khalid Latif because of his friendship with Rashid Latif deliberately created circumstances where Pakistan lost the match.
Javed's accusations came after Khalid and the Pakistan team coach, Sadiq Muhammad dropped Aqeel on disciplinary grounds during the games and also reported against him to the PCB.