A British Journalist Ed Hawkins has claimed in his new book that three Pakistani cricketers including Mohammad Asif, Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir were wrongly been convicted by the ICC, declaring all of them innocent. He stated that the International Cricket Council did not carry out the Spot fixing case in transparent manner.British Journalist Declares Banned Pakistani Cricketers Innocent.
According to Hawkins, all the three Pakistani cricketers were unjustly charged and found guilty by the ICC. He stated that Justice Cook, who chaired the case proceedings, was not fully aware of spot or match fixing.
Hawkins, a sport betting journalist, spent months investigating corruption in cricket has stated out the fact that India is the biggest market of cricket corruption and betting in the world. Huge mistakes were made in the spot fixing case and no case was made on the Pakistani cricketers, he added.
His book ‘Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: Journey to the corrupt heart of cricket’s underworld’ will be published on November 15 where the detailed facts would be revealed which might help Pakistani Cricketers to re-open their cases.