Monday, August 30, 2010

Pakistan's match fixing scandal? Maybe its all a drama..

Have you ever wondered maybe it’s all a controversy? Today while reading blogs and article I came up with some really good facts which are not very convincing though but have certainly put me in favor of our team; previously if I was in a situation where I believed that our team players were the culprit in the ratio of 80:20, today I believe its 20:80.

The major question which I have been asking everyone since the start of this controversy and is already mentioned in previous article is that why the video showing Majeed taking the money was delayed? Since the no balls were bowled on 25th August 2010 and if the story is true and not a conspiracy then they must have this video before the start of the first day of the match like maybe by 23rd August 2010 or 24th August 2010; so why wasn’t the video released or why didn’t they arrest the guy Majeed then? How can we believe a video which gets released on 28th August 2010 shows facts about 25th August 2010, we cannot purely rely on this fact but this point should definitely be considered.

Now lets view the picture of Salman Butt standing with fixer and the reporter

Some important points to consider…

• Why would someone take a photograph with a betting syndicate and the fixer? Its only if he wants to get caught, and I dont think Salman Butt is so stupid.

• Even if they are photograph together why is Salman Butt standing infront? Why wouldn’t he stand with them, why a step forward?

• Now see the shoulder of Salman Butt, there are curves there, compare it with Majeed’s shoulder and the reporter’s shoulder they are straight. If I am not wrong jackets shoulders are always straight there are no curves in there? Clearly, showing that the person editing this photograph wasn’t very good in merging 2 pictures together.

• The left arm of the jacket/coat which Salman Butt is wearing is so straight, in real its not look like this. Check the yellow line on the left arm of the Salman Butt in the photograph below:

If you are still don’t believe, let’s believe it is true for a while, this picture can be take on some kind of party, the press ‘reporter’ is there, the so called ‘fixer’ is the agent of several ‘Pakistani players’. Still it is not proving that any kind of fixing here and they are using it as an evidence?

However If you believe that facts I mentioned above are true than just try and understand this too, “If you see one cockroach in a kitchen, there is a possibility that there are dozen others, you don’t have to search entire kitchen to make your judgment” Same way if you believe that the points I mentioned above are correct and the photograph evidence they have used is a piece of crap then you can also understand that the other evidences could also be made up just to affect Pakistan’s image and its great emerging bowlers.

Now let’s move on to videos they showed us on news of the world.

Some important points to consider…

• No time is mentioned, it might be recorded after the overs or after the day.

• Whenever any bookie takes such a big amount, he never counts it & he always receives cash in the form of briefcase.

• What kind of hidden camera is this, which is just fixed in front of the so called ‘fixer’ & table? A CCTV, no because such a hidden camera can’t provide high quality result (color view) with high quality voice.

In the second Video ‘Reporter’ is giving cash to the ‘Fixer’ in the car & after this ‘Fixer’ is giving his jacket to Wahab Riaz:

• Again no date & time is mentioned.

• Majeed the Fixer is seeing in the camera & talking, shows the height of stupidity. Oh wait! More is to come

• Amazingly, reporter is giving cash to the Fixer in the car where there is light & people are walking on the road near the car.

• 3 cameras are in the car according to the video & Majeed the Fixer didn’t see even one? And he’s seeing in them. This is even more stupid

Now something which gives you a signal how corrupt media can become, just a small mistake or they might have completely fooled us.

• In the car Majeed was wearing a light blue shirt but as he walks to Umar Amin and Wahab Riaz we see that he’s now wearing a black shirt. And they have used this video as evidence.

• Also if Majeed can change his shirt, why can’t he put the money somewhere else? How does it prove that Umar Amin and Wahab Riaz are part of this?

I have started believing that it is a complete controversy against Pakistan. Like I said earlier “If you see one cockroach in a kitchen, there is a possibility that there are dozen others, you don’t have to search entire kitchen to make your judgment” think about this when you are judging this event.

If you are still not convinced please don’t blame them as traitors, wait for the final decision. That’s what all I can say to you people..

Please share your views in the comments section

Source: various blogs

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pakistan Cricket till death? A big question mark?

Today is a really sad day; I was crazily waiting to see England team fail in the first innings, hoping our bowlers will restrict them to a score of 100 or at least 150 but they didn’t. Somehow England players were able to score 450+, I argued, criticized our bowlers, criticized the captain for his awful mistakes, wasted hours and minutes just thinking and arguing about our team at the same time praising the best bowler in our line M.Amir for like 3 consecutive days but right now after reading the news, I don’t know whether they deserved all this. I mean what the hell, are we crazy people sticking right in front of the television for hours and hours waiting for England to stumble and what we hear today is there was spot fixing.

I even don’t know what to feel, I am angry as well as sad at the same time, can’t seem to understand that how can someone betray us like this, we are praying for their success, their name and what we get to see that they didn’t even care for all this stuff, what they care is about money. I don’t know if I am being impractical as there was lot of money involved and it would have been really difficult for them to say no but still man this doesn’t justify them to play with our feelings.

It’s sad man how these people shattered their respect and the trust we had in them for money. Every child who used to see M.Amir as his idol would have start hating him after today. If the allegations come out true, I wish PCB bans these players for life, I don’t care how many matches our team looses, I don’t care how desperately we would need them, just don’t want see their faces ever again.

I really wish that these allegations are not true but then there is a video tape in which a guy is telling about the no balls which Amir and Asif will bowl, and they actually do that on that same very delivery which that guy had predicted. I don’t know on what proof they had taken names of Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal but there must be something about that too, also there are 3 more unnamed players part of this controversy but no idea about their allegations was given.

Honestly I don’t know why I love this team so much that as I am progressing in writing all this anger level is deteriorating and now there are doubts coming in my mind, what if it’s a pure controversy to again attack Pakistan’s name? Like it happened in Bob Woolmer’s case, they started blaming Pakistani players for his death and then after months come up with an entirely different story? What if the video was shot after those balls had been bowled? I hope this is what had happened and we can still say “No matter Pakistan looses or wins, Pakistan Cricket till death.” I really hope…