When Salim Malik Defamed Whole Pakistan

When Salim Malik Defamed Whole Pakistan
When Salim Malik Defamed Whole Pakistan
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Match fixing is a very common word today but it was not very common until it was not known by the people. This article will tell you about one of the earliest instances of max fixing in cricket. This article will also give you a brief explanation of one of the earliest cases of match-fixing in an international match.

Australia Tour Of Pakistan In 1994

In 1994 Australia tour Pakistan for a three-match test series. Salim Malik was captain of the Pakistani team at that time. It was looking like a normal series until late spin wizard, Shane Warne revealed some shocking things about the Pakistani captain and the Pakistan team.

Before 1994 there was no such big incident of match-fixing in cricket but that test series between Australia and Pakistan is popular in so many ways. Shane Warne revealed in his documentary that during the series, Pakistani captain, Salim Malik walked into his room and asked him to lose the match. In return, he offered US$200,000 ($AUD276,000 and approx INR 1.5 crore) to the Australian bowlers, Shane Warne, Tim May, and Mark Waugh. According to Warne, Salim said if they lost the series against Australia in their home then their houses would get burned.

Top 5 wicket takers in Ashes history
Top 5 wicket takers in Ashes history

Warne with Waugh and Tim May told everything to the match referee and their captain Mark Taylor. When people and fans get to know about this, they got very angry as their trust was shattered from their team and the game. an inquiry was set up by the courts of Pakistan to investigate the matter and after the reports two names came to light, Salim Malik, and Wasim Akram.

Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram was given a clean chit because of not enough evidence but Salim Malik faced a lifetime ban from cricket as his punishment. Salim Malik became the first player to face a lifetime ban in a match-fixing case.

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