Islamabad: Returning to England for the Champions Trophy will be "very sensitive" for the Pakistan's players following the spot-fixing scandal three years ago, team manager Naveed Akram Cheema said Monday, urging his squad to just focus on the eight-team competition.
Cheema took over as manager in 2010, soon after three Pakistan players were charged of spot-fixing in a Test match during Pakistan's last tour of England.
Later fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir and then-captain Salman Butt were banned for long periods. Last month Asif and Butt lost their appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne.
"The tour is very sensitive in a sense there could be lot of people who could have vested interests and try to malign us or let us down," Cheema told reporters in the eastern city of Lahore....more
02:27 PM, May 14, 2013