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Biography of Wasim Akram to reveal startling facts on match fixing

The book depicts incidents from his personal life and cricket career. It also mentions the 1992 World Cup and Imran Khan.

Former Cricketer Wasim Akram is set to release his biography titled ‘Sultan Wasim Akram’ with some startling revelations on match-fixing and Justice Malik Qayyum Commission report, and some cricketing personalities.

Wasim Akram says the book will be launched within the next few weeks. “The author of his biography is a famous English writer,” he added. Akram added that the book will be translated into other languages, including Urdu.

The book depicts incidents from his personal life and cricket career. It also mentions the 1992 World Cup and Imran Khan.

Wasim Akram says his book has some startling revelations regarding the crucial incidents of cricket which have not been talked about yet.

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The book refers to the inquiry panel formed by the Pakistan Cricket Board headed by Justice Malik Qayyum of Lahore High Court. The inquiry was formed to investigate the match-fixing allegations in 1999, and the report published in 2000 held several cricketers responsible, including Saleem Malik and Ata-ur-Rehman.

The commission, in its report on match-fixing, said, “The evidence against Wasim Akram has not come up to the requisite level, primarily because of Ata-ur-Rehman’s perjuring himself. This Commission is willing to give him the benefit of doubt. However, there has been some evidence to cast doubt on his integrity. As such, this Commission recommends that he be removed from the captaincy of the Pakistan Cricket Team and that a person of impeccable character is appointed. Moreover, he should be censured, kept under watch, and his finances should be investigated.”

The report mentioned above statements for Wasim Akram. Commission also fined Wasim Akram Rs300,000.

On the other hand, Wasim Akram will feature in Fawad Khan’s movie Money Back Guarantee. Faisal Qureshi directed the movie, which will be released in April 2023. Shainera Akram, the wife of Wasim Akram, is also part of the movie.