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Basit Ali 'ready to die' if found guilty of match-fixing

The former cricketer claimed that the confirmation provided by former manager Intikhab Alam was misreported

Basit Ali 'ready to die' if found guilty of match-fixing PHOTO: Twitter

Pakistan’s former cricketer Basit Ali, in a video, denied allegations that he had confessed to match-fixing 25 years ago made by the former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Arif Abbasi.

Basit claimed that the confirmation, to the story, provided by former manager Intikhab Alam was misreported. The former cricketer went as far as to claim that he should be hanged if anyone can prove any wrong-doing.

"I got a phone call from Intikhab Alam and he told me that he has nothing to do with what's being associated with him in the media. However, whether it's Arif Abbasi or someone else, if anyone can prove match-fixing against me in any court of the world, I should be hanged," said Basit.

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Earlier, Arif Abbasi claimed that Basit had also confessed to fixing matches but was not made an example like former cricketer Saleem Malik.

Abbasi claimed that manager Intikhab Alam, following the 1994 tour of Sri Lanka, had told him that Basit had admitted his involvement with bookies while asking for forgiveness.

Alam corroborated the story while claiming that he could not add the incident in his official report due to a lack of evidence.