“I know one of these players has been involved in fixing matches while the other has used drugs”
"The Indian Cricket League organisers have put on hold the outstanding payments of its Pakistani recruits after learning about the involvement of a former Test player in fixing the matches of the unauthorised league, media reports said on Sunday."
Why are they not naming the players?
Anyone with a little knowledge about the Pakistan cricket infrastructure and team knows all these claims are not unsubstantiated.
Everyone knows who the match fixers are, everyone know which team members do recreational drugs, everyone knows who bounces on opportunities to fix games or individual performances.
This menace of sports betting has never been wiped out from Pakistan.
I can't speak of other countries that were involved in match fixing in the 90s, but I know that the PCB nor any other official authority in Pakistan did anything to counter this menace when it first surfaced in the mid 90s.
Banning Saleem Malik, who was nearing the end of his career, and Ata Ur Rehman, who never deserved to play for Pakistan anyway, was never going to stop players from throwing games.
As soon as Justice Qayyum's inquiry let off half a dozen Pakistani cricketers, it was understood that the whole mess was swept under the carpet.
Hence, all these match fixing claims have never really died down.
The point, however, is that why speak of it the way Qasim Umar has done.
I also know what he's talking about, but I don't write about it.
Because I can't do anything to stop it!
People like Qasim Umar come out and speak up and get a few news coverage and go back home. Stop speaking and start doing something to get rid of this shit for good.
Why say you know 2 players involved in match fixing and drugs?
Tell the world who they are!
Get rid of them!
Why are the ICL organizer staying quiet on the name of the former Pakistani cricketer?
They should also bring him out in public so that the world knows who he was.
You can't keep talking of all this and not do anything about it.
The PCB, the Pakistan Government, the Sports Ministry, other authorities, all of them need to get together and put an end to all this once and for all!