Ex-Cricketer Claims PPP Leadership Sold 2011 World Cup Semi-Final to India

Former Pakistan wicket-keeper, Zulqarnain Haider, has alleged that former president, Asif Ali Zardari, and former prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gillani, were involved in match-fixing when they were in power from 2008 to 2013.

While speaking in an interview, the former wicket-keeper accused Yousaf Raza Gillani of fixing the second semi-final of the 2011 World Cup against India which was played on March 30 at Mohali.

It is worth noting that India defeated Pakistan by 29 runs at Mohali. The match raised questions at the time as well, as the Pakistan team missed several chances of Sachin Tendulkar, who finished with 85 off 115, and ultimately helped his team to win.

The Men in Green, under the captaincy of Shahid Afridi, had qualified for the semi-final in a 50-over World Cup for the first time since 1999, breaking Australia’s string of dominance by defeating them in the group stages.

It is pertinent to mention here that Zulqarnain was not part of the national squad for the 2011 World Cup as he had already announced his retirement from international cricket in 2010 in strange circumstances.

Zulqarnain Haider further said that former head coach, Waqar Younis, and Aaqib Javed were also involved in match-fixing, though he remained silent at the time because the team could have faced severe repercussions.

He continued by saying that Najam Sethi, the former head of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), is the most dishonest person as he destroyed Pakistan cricket.


  • Zulqarnain has some mental issues which cricket fraternity knows well. The high-octane match between the two arch rivals in WC-2011 at Mohali, was certainly a fix. However, the allegation against Asif Zardari or Yousaf Raza Gillani has no weight.

    • How can you say allegation against Zardari and Gilani has no weight? you seems like have mental issues i bet you still believe bhutto is still alive

      • Bhai jan bhutto is still alive and will remain alive the people like u don’t deserve leaders like bhutto ap ka mental level dekh kai lag ra hai zaroor youthiyay hogay

        • Bhutto was one of the people responsible for seperation of Bangladesh. He put his ego ahead of the national interest of Pakistan. Yes we do not deserve another leader like him as we don’t want Pakistan to seperate again.
          Secondly you cannot dismiss these allegations until proven otherwise. And it is very much possible considering the kind of people Zardari and Gillani are (the lying, corrupt and genetical robbers kind)

    • Agree with you these are pathetic cricketers this zulqarnain should be jailed for accusing PPP or prove these allegations in court

  • May Allah destroy those people who were involved in this incident and again Allah disgrace them in both places in world and after death too.

  • Allah subhanhutalh knows better
    But apparently in say kisi be kisam ke tawakoo ke jah sakto hai. Aghar tanghoun say bamb bandahay ga saktay hain too……..yah koi mushkal kam hai.


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