Pak skipper Shahid Afridi miffed with Rehman Malik

Published: Friday, April 1, 2011, 13:11 [IST]
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Shahid Afridi miffed with Rehman Malik

Karachi, April 1: Pakistan ODI captain Shahid Afridi is still miffed with Interior Minister Rehman Malik for his comments on match-fixing two days before the World Cup semifinal against India and has said the statement was a mistake which should not be repeated.

Afridi criticised Malik after returning to Pakistan with the rest of the team after the 29-run loss to India in the semifinals.

"I think the statement made by (Interior Minister) Rehman Malik, I don't think the timing was right. He telephoned me three or four times and he tried to explain things but I could not understand what he was saying as I was busy with my work. I think he made a mistake and I hope such mistakes aren't made by anyone in future," Afridi said.

Malik caused quite a furore by stating before the match that the team's activities would be watched.

"I gave a warning that there should be no match-fixing. I am keeping a close watch. If any such thing happens, we are going to take action," he had stated.


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