Senior Pakistani pacer Mohammad Sami is facing the music from the Pakistan Cricket Board about his alleged spot-fixing scandal in the Bangladesh Premier League. the veteran bowler is being questioned by the board and the case is currently under investigation.
Sami is representing the Rajshahi Kings in the 5th edition of the tournament. However, the bowler has performed brilliantly so far being the franchise’s highest wicket-taker with 11 wickets from 9 games. His average stands at an outstanding 21.26 while he boasts of a strike rate of 25.2.
According to reports from The Express Tribune, Sami has been asked to return to Pakistan and report at the PCB headquarters for the further investigations to take place. The Karachi-born pacer has represented Pakistan in 36 Tests, 87 ODIs and 13 T20Is, where he claimed 227 wickets.
If the right-handed seamer is found guilty it will not only be a tremendous blow for him but also his Pakistan Super League franchise Islamabad United. The franchise has already lost two players in the name of Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif who has been suspended by the PCB due to corrupt activities in the PSL. Both of them was handed a 5-year ban but Sharjeel’s ban was cut short by half in September while Khalid will have to serve it to the full.
It has come into notice that Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Khan was also approached by bookies with match-fixing offers. However, Sarfraz remained loyal to his country and immediately reported it to the PCB anti-corruption unit. Not only Sarfraz but Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer and Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal were the other two Test playing skippers who were targeted by bookies. All the three cases are currently under investigation. None of the players are suspected to be guilty in all three case and are believed to be absolutely clean and responsible.