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"Yes! I'm Convinced Of Wrongdoing"

He's recommended a life ban on two Pakistani players, Salim Malik and Mushtaq Ahmad, and a fine on four others. Fans, players and administrators were awaiting the findings of his inquiry into match-fixing. Justice Malik Mohammed Qayyum talks to Aniru

"Yes! I'm Convinced Of Wrongdoing"
"Yes! I'm Convinced Of Wrongdoing"
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Are the media reports about your recommendations to the President, regarding the life ban on two players and fines on others, true?

Why don't you wait and find out? I have done my job. People said I wouldn't be able to deliver but I have and now it's up to the President.

Why did it take so long for your report to come out? It was supposed to be ready before the World Cup...

I had to take 62 depositions. The player availability for questioning had to be kept in mind. Then in the summer the high court is closed and the World Cup happened. I had to list the assets of the players. I was busy with my own judicial work. Then someone would come and name four others and they would come and take some other names. So it went on.

In the course of your investigation, did you find any evidence indicating the involvement of Indian players?

Just one or two. Basically the ones involving Asif Iqbal. The Indian angle was not in my mandate so I didn't probe the same.

How...

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