27
Mar
07

Ireland deny fixed-match against Pakistan

“We keep hearing things about match-fixing. You only have to look at that game and the way we bowled and fielded and I was just hugely proud of the guys.” – Johnstan

Ireland captain Trent Johnston has dismissed suggestions that his side’s shock victory over Pakistan was a fix. The World Cup debutants knocked their Asian rivals out of the tournament – a result which was followed by the murder of Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer.

The Irish bowled out Pakistan for 132 in their Group D match and then scored the runs with 8.2 overs remaining to spark feverish celebrations at one of the great World Cup upsets.

Ireland subsequently lost to West Indies but are now in Guyana preparing to face England on Friday in the Super Eight stage of the tournament.

Source: Newind Press

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1 Response to “Ireland deny fixed-match against Pakistan”


  1. March 27, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    Considering that Pakistanis had earlier stoned Wasim Akram’s home for losing against India, it is obvious that the pakistani team members are not going to get a red carpet welcome on their return.

    Given this background, it is inconceivable that any Pakistani player would risk his life to make an extra money by fixing. And since it takes more than one player to lose a match like this, it is quite improbable that this match is fixed.

    Come on, why can’t we attribute this to over confidence, arrogance or simple lack of form?


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