Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, Ijaz Butt, says:
“There is loud and clear talk in the bookies circle that some English players were paid enormous amounts of money to lose the match.”
What the hell is ‘the bookies circle’? Is it like the women’s institute? Do all the illegal bookmakers of the world meet up every second Sunday of the month to discuss match fixing over tea and battenburg? Is Ijaz Butt invited? How has he gathered this information?
If it were anyone else, this might be quite an interesting statement, but we’ve yet to hear of anyone who doesn’t think Ijaz Butt is a complete idiot. People involved with Pakistani cricket are PARTICULARLY strong on this point.