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Zardari, Gillani fixed Pakistan World Cup match: Zulqarnain Haider

It is important to note that, Pakistan lost the crucial semi-final match against India played in Mohali.

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Zulqarnain Haider, the former cricketer claims PPP leadership Asif Ali Zardari and Yousaf Raza Gillani fixed semi-final match of World Cup 2011 against India.

His statements have been making rounds on social media, in which the former wicket-keeper has leveled some shocking accusations against the existing leadership of PPP. In his recent TV interview, he accused the entire leadership of PPP, the Pakistan cricket team except for a few players, and team management were involved in the match-fixing.

It is important to note that, Pakistan lost the crucial semi-final match against India played in Mohali. India won the match by 29 runs and knocked out Pakistan from the semi-finals.

The match was watched with extreme passion in Pakistan. Fans were extremely disheartened after the defeat and the effects of this loss were seen in the years to come. Many cricket fans had lost their interest in Pakistani cricket. With the new team, Pakistan cricket team is once again rising.

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Zulqarnain Haider was not part of the squad as he took retirement in 2010 from international cricket.

Haider was quite confident in claiming that the entire leadership of PPP was involved in the match-fixing. He even named the late Rehman Malik and the former team manager Ijaz Butt. The former cricketer was named Waqar Younus. When asked why the action was not taken against the team, he said the entire team would have been banned had the action been taken on the issue. This would have brought further disgrace to Pakistan.

In the same interview, he said that former Chairman PCB Najam Sethi is corrupt. He always looked for his commissions in every project. His statements are making rounds on social media and netizens seem to agree with him, keeping given the dismal performance of the team.