Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 11:57
Pakistan skipper says he got scared after wide publicity given to corrupt approach


Pakistan Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed says although he was relieved after a corrupt approach was reported, he got scared when the incident was given wide publicity.
He said, "Whatever happened, it is done and I did what I was supposed to do," Sarfraz said in Abu Dhabi. "But I wasn't frightened after informing; in fact, I was more scared watching myself on TV. I was discussed on TV so much that at some stage I started to feel fear. But by the grace of Allah, everything is getting normal. When you are going into a series you need to be normal and everything is going good so far."
The Pakistan captain reported the approach last week and though the PCB did confirm a player was approached with a fixing offer, it refrained officially from revealing the identity of the player at the time.
It had passed on the information to ICC, internally allowing the global body to take over the matter.
Pakistan's tour of the UAE has come down to the final leg, with the first match of the three T20Is against Sri Lanka today at the Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi.
A new-look Sri Lanka T20 squad was announced after several players, including regular limited-overs captain Upul Tharanga, had refused to travel to Pakistan to play the last match at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore.

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