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Was offered a million dollars to fix a match: Akhtar

Was offered a million dollars to fix a match: Akhtar

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar made some sensational match-fixing claims during his recent appearance on a chat show.

Akhtar, who is famously known as the 'Rawalpindi Express', claimed that he was offered a staggering amount of money and two S-Class Mercedes to fix a match.

However, the former speed merchant said he denied the offer and ended up beating the bookie who made him the offer. 

Akhtar also cast match-fixing aspersions on his former Pakistan teammates claiming that he was surrounded by match-fixers in his own team.

Pakistan cricket was rocked by an infamous match-fixing scandal in 2010 when three cricketers Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt were banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

While Amir managed to make a comeback into the national side, both Butt and Asif saw their international careers get wasted.

Akhtar claimed he was also offered huge money and lucrative gifts to fix a game but didn't fall prey.

"I was offered a million dollars, 2 S-Class Mercedes and an apartment in Fulham to fix a match - I closed the door and gave the guy who made the offer a beating," Akhtar said on the show Rewind With Samina Peerzada.

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