Former cricketer Amir Sohail alleged that Wasim Akram didn’t want Pakistan to win a single World Cup after 1992 triumph under the leadership of Imran Khan.
Speaking to Geo News, Sohail claimed that Akram had continuous support from unknown sources who promoted him as captain before every World Cup.
“Apart from the 1992 World Cup, we could have won at least a mega-event probably in 96, 99 or in 2003 but Akram ensured that the Men in Green did not win. Before every World Cup, Akram was being promoted as a captain by putting aside existing captain for no reason,” he said.
“In 1995 Ramiz Raja was captain. Saleem Malik was the captain before that, he was very successful and if he could have spent one more year as captain then Akram would not have been leading the side,” he added.
Sohail urged authorities to investigate the matter and bring the culprit to the forefront. “If he [Akram] was sincere with Pakistan, we would have easily won the 96, 99 and 2003 World Cups. All of this drama happened for a reason. This should be investigated,” he concluded.
It must be noted here that the left-arm pacer is currently into the headlines as former cricketers are coming forward to reveal his role in match-fixing scandals. Ata-ur-Rehman, who faced the lifetime ban following Justice Qayyum Report, also claimed that Akram bribed him in 90s’.