Those who thought that after the strict punishment given to the three Pakistani cricketers because of their involvement in Spot Fixing, the Pakistani Cricket setup is free and clean from any kind of fixing, they should think again. The Karachi City Cricket Association is interrogating two key players and team manager Saeed Jabbar about their team Karachi Zebras suspect loss against Peshawar Panthers in the recently concluded Super 8 T20 Cup which is the premier T20 event in the country. The two players that are also interrogated along with the manager are Captain Hassan Raza and Test Cricketer Danish Kaneria.
Both the Peshawar Panthers and the Karachi Zebras were placed in Group A of the tournament and played an important match of the group on the 29th of March 2012 as it was a do or die game for both the teams and none of the team could have afford to lose the game, however while Karachi was bowling first, their premier bowler Danish Kaneria bowled just 4 deliveries and without even completing his first over He went off the field indicating an injury, there were speculations that Kaneria was unfit before the game as well but was played considering the importance of the match for the team. Absence of Kaneria prompted Captain Hassan Raza to opt for a part time bowler Rameez Aziz to complete Kaneria’s quota of overs. Rameez who is an opening batsman gave away 24 runs in the 3.2 overs He bowled. The Panthers batters made full use of an incomplete bowling attack of the Karachi team and scored 158 runs in 20 overs.