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Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has claimed that he was approached to engage in spot-fixing during his side’s clash with India during the 2015 World Cup.
Akmal added that he was allegedly offered $200,000 to leave two balls alone during the match, which India won by 76 runs thanks to captain Virat Kohli’s knock of 107.
“I had got an offer during the World Cup to leave alone two balls and they were willing to pay me $200,000 for that. It was our first match against India in the 2015 World Cup,” Akmal, who failed to trouble the scorers in the match, told Samaa TV as quoted by the Deccan Chronicle.
The 28-year-old also alleged that this is not the first time he has been approached to fix a match as similar offers were made to him in the past.
“Similar offers have been made in the past as well,” he said. “In the matches with India I’ve been told to make some excuse and opt out of the game for which I’d be paid but I have told those people that I am committed to Pakistan and to not approach me ever with such offers.”