Younus Khan Freed From Match Fixing Blame
Finally there is hopeful and good news for Pakistan cricket. Leading English Newspaper “The Daily Telegraph” admitted its mistake of incorrectly linking Younis Khan with alleged match fixing drama of Azhar Majeed.
Younis Khan’s lawyer said while talking to our correspondent,
“The Daily Telegraph on Aug 31 2010, when the scandal broke in the United Kingdom, mentioned that leading Pakistani cricketers including Younis Khan had been managed by Mr. Azhar Majeed in his professional capacity as a legitimate agent”.
Now The Daily Telegraph admitted that Younis Khan was not managed by Azhar Majeed and corrected the new item.
Although this is not a breaking news but it proves unethical and irresponsible attitude of English media. It also shows the biased approach of English media towards Pakistani players. The Daily Telegraph is the leading newspaper in England and if they can blame anyone without a substantial proof then what to say of other newspapers. It created many doubts about the whole episode of spot-fixing story published by other English newspapers. It is easy for them to say sorry after tarnishing the image of respected players. Younis Khan’s lawyer said,
“Younis Khan this stands vindicated but is nevertheless keeping this option open whether to file a suit against The Daily Telegraph for damages or not”.
PCB should take tough stance against such irresponsible behavior of English media.