NEW DELHI: Former England cricketer Paul Nixon sparked controversy with his tweeted suggesting that the third One-Day International (ODI) match between India and Pakistan on Sunday was fixed, Zee News reported on Monday.
“Pakistan throwing this game away eh ! #thereisasurprise 24 from 24 ...Strangely my money is on India $$$$ from here ...Watch this space.”
One of Nixon’s followers asked if he was suggesting the match was fixed, to which he replied:
“Are you suggesting that Pakistani cricketers would throw a match? R u watching the game?”
The ex-cricketer further tweeted that Pakistan throwing the game after clinching the series win was a predictable move.
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we hope so,.,
When a team has the Akmal's,Shoaib Malik and Misbah I wouldn't be surprised this was fixed. I dont understand why we persist with tainted players. In the 90's wasim akram, salim malik were doing this and unfortunately we havent learnt from our mistakes. We only ban players when caught red handed by other country's media.
@Majid: I don't get it one guy make a stupid remark , and you start cursing your goverment . Talking about America . You guys are sick
Time of India is reporting this. This is how fair the game of cricket is in India.
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Well if teams can achieve 170 runs in 20 overs of T20. So why not attaining 167 in 50 overs? There got to be a catch. I agree with what Mr. Paul has said.
I wondered when Umar gul was out caught at long-on on the 2nd ball of the over, why did't Hafeez cross????
Matches can only be fixed by the losing side.. So India is cleared.
Taking Pakistani History of fixing matches and spot fixing into consideration, its not too far fetched to say that Pakistani Cricketers could have fixed this match.
If you further take that Pakistani Cricketers are some of the least earning Cricketers in the world(as they don't get to play in IPL and their salaries are limited), you can imagine another Asif or Butt or Amir in the Pakistani team.
Now the suspicion is on the batsmen. Umar Akmal? Kamran? Misbah? Hafeez? Who?
Blaming Pakistanis and Pakistan is a trend, if it proves false who will question you. so give it a shot to be famous.
So true how come mighty indian batting collapse against weak bowling. It was so funny to see all powerfull batting going down to new bowlers. World is in awe of indians batsmens specially against spin how can a thrower we do deadly? Surely this matches were fixed india giving two matches and pakistan giving one so india need not tour pakistan
@Zahra wow you are educated. Being educated mean you know everything. How many times you had done PhD. Even the PhDs always cursed themself that they only know very little as ocean of knowledge is too big. Einstein once said "the more i learn, the more i come to know that i know nothing". I am really surprised when people claim that we are educated (Paray likhay).
Problem with Pakistani people is that when they get any degree they start to think themself as educated. :) and feel that their thinking is superior to others.
@Zahra: Your reply doesn't make much sense. All my comment meant was that although his statement does not make much sense( hint: I do not support the "it much be match fixing because we lost" theory), so called Pakistani liberals are likely to support and agree with what he says rather than if a Pakistani said so. Just a little venting on the "slave mentality and lack of individuality that I have noticed among a great many people who label themselves as "liberal" and "progressive" Pakistanis. There is more to being progressive than subscribing to everything a westerner says or does.
So does sarfraz nawaz (ex Pakistani fast bowler said that)
Has anyone bothered to check here. These tweets, they were all made during the course of the game, not after it.
I am an Indian fan but I have to say that although I haven't heard of Mr.Nixon, he is absolutely right is saying that there is a strong likelihood that the last game was fixed. It seemed very obvious - almost like a revisit of the Mohali WC game. Big money has changed hands to ensure that India were not whitewashed. The subcontinent has ruined cricket - the game that I once so loved.
Totally agree with his statement. You literally see Pakistani batsmen only playing tuk tuk till the very end of the match, there even is logic to prove that clam. That is, if Pakistan wins or loses 3rd ODI in the end it has won the war if lost the battle.
A simple, easy win wouldnt be interesting to 50,000+ fans in stadium and countless watching an online stream. The match wasnt really fixed so that one particular team has to win but to delay the decision until the very end so the situation becomes tense and the people watching the match get the excitement they paid for by money and time.
@Ibrahim Nadir: ofcourse its fixed. Anytime Pakistan looses a match its fixed. It speaks volumes integrity of Pakistani team.
Excuse me, a bit irrelevant maybe, but what has being educated got to do with common sense? :@
@Zahra huh? winning and losing is both from ALLAH.
Match fixing is a fact, it happens and we all know that, the question here is the way the match went, it was an easy to win match, and people are just raising questions on that, does education and being imaginative doesnt tell you to ask questions? I am sorry, an idiot will see the match and ask that question (doesnt mean its true but question should be asked).
Having said that, if this was fixed, the loss is more on us, we already have two players suspended and if this comes out to be true then we will be in trouble.
So be open minded, may be you are the one in denial, is there a teeny tiny posibility for that?
Btw i am also educated.
@Amna: thats extremely over generalising. I am an educated woman, who considers herself to be open-minded and liberal, not in the idiotic way that media has taken it to be a.k.a short dresses etc, but by opening up my mind to education and imagination. I certainly don't agree with someone who is white, or black for that matter. Though, that comment shows your misconstrued thinking. Why is it that when we win, we win because Allah wants us too, and we start prostrating, and when we lose, we lose because we threw the match away! Typical denial mentality, similar to what we have implemented in all our spheres of life! Other examples of denial: the TTP are not muslims because muslims do not kill muslims..etc Cant we except the fact that ability, skill plays a role and maybe psychological conditioning is needed to be given to our athletes, just like athletes all over the world receive?! The term winning mentality, found amongst the top athletes, mostly from the developed world is not just due to their traning and physical conditioning but also their psychological conditioning! We love jumping to conclusions as a nation, either we are uneducated or want to love to live in denial!!
This whole India tour is manufactured. This is to reward Pakistan for fixed loosing in World Cup semi finals.
Nobody knows what the truth is except the target was a typical T20 target but could not be achieved in 50 overs by our best player and T-20 captain on the crease. They sure made a mess of things and target with several wickets in hand. There was nothing in the wicket or Indian bowling and Pakistan should have won easily. However, if the nation and the team is happy with 2:1 result then it is fine. BTW, Pakistan has never been involved in these activities and without proof we cannot believe it.
Nobody knows what the truth is except the target was a typical T20 target but could not be achieved in 50 overs by our best player and T-20 captain on the crease. They sure made a mess of things and target with several wickets in hand. There was nothing in the wicket or Indian bowling and Pakistan should have won easily. However, if the nation and the team is happy with 2:1 result then it is fine.
Lo ji! A single tweet can make a news. Just because he's an ex Cricketer doesn't make his random tongue-in-the-cheek tweet so valid, does it?
Where are all the indians... now they would say Nixon is a Pakistani fan... hahahaha
They won the series as well as made a little extra money. That's a win win situation for them.
Like England hasn't lost a close match ever.
there's a reason why he's an EX cricketer no ones ever heard of...
@Amna: Well said amna
I agree to Mr. Nixon. This match seemed fixed. First WC Semifinal and now whitewash, weak nations do not have the liberty to enjoy honor even in sports particularly when the rulers are coward, beggars and mean. Gone are the days when Paksitan was able to do nuclear tests looking into the eyes of world powers.
who's nixon, poor guy was dumped from english team and now is unemployed in UK, all he wants is som publicity and hoping to get some eyeballs. Pak- Ind matches are very pressure affairs, pressure can get hold of you, that's what happens to Pak in the last match. We as Pakistanis should trust our cricketers and support them in bad times. P.S Mr. Nixon what you have to saw about your team when they tied a world cup game against india, when they were cruising at one stage, also at that time shane warne predicted the result of match 6 hour before the play!
@Amna: by the way Intikhab Alam also said that...
Nazar mein Rehny Do Jab Tum Nazar Nahi Aty Ye Sur Bulaty Hein Jab Tum idher Nahi Aty Aman Ki Asha
What a "looser". Lacking attention in sports, this guy wants to be known as the conspirator. Pak won hard and lost a winning game. Unfortunately. Nixon, try to play good whenever next you do.Ok!!
Thats a no brainer
Paul "washed up nobody cricketer" who?
since a gora said it...surely all pakistani "liberals" must agree.
I agree to Nixon's statement. First WC semifinal and now whitewash, weak nations do not have the liberty to enjoy respect even in the field of sports particularly when rulers are coward, begggars and mean. Gone are the days when Pakistan was able to do nuclear tests looking into the eyes of America.
Pakistani players also had to leave India, See this as a "Safe Exit Plan" and then We also had to keep "Aman Ki Asha" alive ;)