वहाब रियाज़ ने पीसीबी द्वारा सलमान बट को चयन समिति से हटाने के बाद कहा, ‘भारत में हमारे पास मोहम्मद अजहरुद्दीन और अजय जडेजा के उदाहरण हैं।’ | क्रिकेट समाचार
The Pakistan men’s cricket team’s chief selector, Wahab Riaz, recently cited examples of Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja working in official roles despite being involved in match-fixing. Riaz stated that there is no pressure on him and that he is revoking his decision regarding Salman Butt’s appointment. He mentioned that in India, Azharuddin is the president of one of the cricket associations, and Jadeja was Afghanistan’s batting consultant in the World Cup. Riaz also addressed the rumors and propaganda surrounding him and Butt, stating that he has already spoken to Butt and informed him that he cannot be part of his team.
Salman Butt, a former Pakistan captain, had admitted to spot-fixing in a Test match at Lord’s. He was banned from the sport for five years and served time in jail in England. As captain, Butt convinced pacers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif to bowl no-balls in return for payment during the Lord’s Test against England in 2010. Butt represented Pakistan in various formats of the game but his international career ended after the spot-fixing incident.
The decision to appoint Butt in the selection committee was canceled following strict notice from Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar’s office. The Prime Minister emphasized the need for an uncontroversial selection committee in the Pakistan Cricket Board and directed the inclusion of selectors with undisputed and good reputations.
It is important to note that despite the involvement of Azharuddin and Jadeja in match-fixing controversies, they have been able to work in official roles in cricket without any fuss. This raises questions about the treatment of players involved in such incidents and the potential for redemption and second chances.
In conclusion, the decision to revoke Salman Butt’s appointment in the selection committee highlights the importance of maintaining an uncontroversial and reputable committee in the Pakistan Cricket Board. The examples of Azharuddin and Jadeja working in official roles despite their involvement in match-fixing controversies bring attention to the need for fair treatment and opportunities for redemption in the world of cricket.