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Karachi: In another sensational claim, former Pakistan batsman Qasim Umar has accused two senior cricketers of the national team of being involved in match-fixing and using drugs.
Umar, who has now turned to religion for solace, told the daily Jang newspaper that he would disclose the names of the players at an appropriate time.
“Right now I don’t want to take any names because both these players are influential persons and they can have me killed. I fear for my life,” Umar claimed.
“I am silent now for some reasons but when the time comes I will unmask their faces,” he said.
Incidentally, Umar was banned for life in the late 80s for accusing former captain Imran Khan and some other players of smuggling drugs in their kit bags to England.
“I know one of these players has been involved in fixing matches while the other has used drugs,” Umar added.
Umar had recently, on a television show, alleged that former West Indian great Sir Vivian Richards used recreational drugs on a regular basis for relaxation and stamina enhancement. —PTI
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