Azhar wants to 'coach youngsters how to fix' matches, says Kambli

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Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 13:35 [IST]
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'Azhar wants to coach how to fix'

Bangalore, Aug 20: Former batsman Vinod Kambli has hit out at ex-captain Mohammed Azharuddin suggesting that he was involved in 'fixing' matches.

The left-hander from Mumbai took to the micro blogging site Twitter to attack Azharuddin, who has been banned for life by BCCI for his alleged involvement in match-fixing. Kambli referred to the Hyderabadi as "ex captain" and did not name him.

On Tuesday, Kambli said Azharuddin was not admitting to match-fixing but instead wanted to "coach youngsters how to fix" matches.

Recently, there were reports that Azharuddin was offered Jammu and Kashmir coaching position. Also there is a movie set to be made on the former India skipper.

"Ekta kapoor wants to mk a movie on the ex captain of the Indian team, The movie would be called Ali Baba mil gaya chalish choro se," Kambli tweeted (@vinodkambli1972) on Tuesday.

"Hansie cronje admitted fixing the matches, but our ex captain not making that mistake instead he wants to coach our youngsters how to fix n mix," Kambli wrote in another tweet.

In 2011, Kambli had raised doubts over Azharuddin's decision to field first in  the 1996 World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka in Kolkata. "I will never forget the 1996 match because my career ended after this and I was dropped from the team. I was stunned by India's decision to field," Kambli had said.

"I was standing on one side and on the other end my fellow batsman was telling me that we would chase the target. However, soon after they quickly got out one by one. I don't know what transpired.

"Something was definitely amiss. However, I was not given a chance to speak and was dropped soon after. Our team manager at that time Ajit Wadekar was aware of everything. He had even written an article afterwards that Vinod Kambli had been made a scapegoat," he added in 2011.


Story first published:  Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 12:51 [IST]
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