Ball-tampering and match-fixing issues have been a common-place event in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The fifth season of the tournament kicked off on Thursday in Karachi. A meeting was held before the competition with the captains and coaches of all the franchises present including match referee Roshan Mahanama to discuss on the issues.
Mahanama made it clear that these things are strictly prohibited by the ICC. It was reported that Karachi Kings (KK) captained Imad Wasim interrupted him saying that it was almost impossible to stop it in PSL.
Quetta Gladiators head coach, Moin Khan wasn’t pleased with the all-rounder’s allegations and asked him to take names.
Imad Wasim Alleges Three Players For Ball-Tampering in PSL
Allegedly, Wasim took the names of Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, and Ravi Bopara, who have tampered the ball previously in the PSL.
“I feel for those who make such blunders. Cricket is our bread and butter and we can’t earn doing anything else. I can only feel for them because I know the sort of mental, physical and emotional pressure an affected family goes through in such circumstances because one individual made a mistake,” the 31-year-old said as quoted by India Today.
Wasim himself admitted that he mentioned names in the meeting and suggested that the captains should be banned if any player is caught doing any injustice to the game.
On the very day, the Pakistan international made these comments, Umar Akmal was suspended by PCB after failing to report a spot-fixing approach.
Apparently, his teammate Sharjeel Khan was also banned for the same mistake. Imad Wasim, for this instance, asked for forgiveness as he feels every person in their life makes mistakes and they should be forgiven after a while.