India-Pakistan Champions Trophy final was fixed and we demand an inquiry, says Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

India had an impressive tournament till the final of the ICC Champions Trophy as they started off their campaign by thrashing Pakistan by 124 runs and also defeated South Africa and Bangladesh comprehensively to reach into the final of the Champions Trophy.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:July 1, 2017 7:20 pm
ICC Champions Trophy, India vs Pakistan final, Ind vs Pak, Ramdas Athawale, India Union Minister also said that there should be a 25 per cent reservation for Dalits and Tribals in cricket and other games. (Source: File)

Union minister Ramdas Athawale expressed his views on the ICC Champions Trophy final between India and Pakistan, saying, it appeared “fixed” and wants the matter to be investigated. “How could the cricketers, who played so well in the entire tournament, did not perform in the final match (in London on June 18)? It appears that the match was fixed and we demand an inquiry into it” the Republic Party of India (A) leader said.

India had an impressive tournament till the final of the ICC Champions Trophy as they started off the campaign by thrashing Pakistan by 124 runs and also defeated South Africa and Bangladesh comprehensively to reach the final of the Champions Trophy. But in the final, India looked to be on back foot during the entire match as Pakistan scored a massive 338-runs and in reply, India were bowled out for mere 158 runs, losing by 180 runs.

The Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment also said that there should be a 25 per cent reservation for Dalits and tribals in cricket and other games as well, as he feels that these sections have never been recognised in sports.

“Those who did not perform should be rested and eligible cricketers from the Dalit community should be given a chance in the team,” he said, adding the RPI(A) demands 25 per cent reservation in cricket and other sports for Dalits and Tribals.

 

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    Sannay Muhammad
    Jul 2, 2017 at 12:42 am
    Well the how does Ramdas explain the epic defeats of South Africa and England by Pakistan? Fixing the final seems probable but fixing three matches in a row? That's not so probable. Quite whinning and accept the defeat.
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      Sannay Muhammad
      Jul 2, 2017 at 12:45 am
      Typos 😑 Then (in the first sentence) Quit (last sentence)
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      Sunil Sharma
      Jul 1, 2017 at 10:27 pm
      Please File FIR and get CBI investigate this matching FIXING Cancerous disease . Get Modiji "Surgical Strike" to cure this BAD CANCER once for all. Jai Bharatmata
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        Sunil Sharma
        Jul 1, 2017 at 10:22 pm
        The Union Minister could be RIGHT .This scam in cricket is being going on for EVER. ITS TIME THE BJP/RSS STOPS THIS CORRUPT PRACTISE. PLEASE FILE FIR and GET CBI INVESTIGATE THESE MATCH FIXING CANCEROUS DISEASE WHICH NEEDS MODIJI "SURGICAL STRIKE" to make Indyan CRICKET CLEAN CORRUPTION FREE. JAI BHARATMATA
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          angela Simpson
          Jul 3, 2017 at 7:18 pm
          Yes, at lease know you know they are not gow matas.
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          Indian
          Jul 1, 2017 at 9:31 pm
          More than s. Why not asking for reservation in armed forces. Just want reservation to enjoy the cream without caliber
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            Vishwanath Singh
            Jul 1, 2017 at 9:26 pm
            There should be an enquiry so that culprits can be punished.
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              Sukumar Talpady
              Jul 1, 2017 at 8:07 pm
              Yes it appears to many that the defeat of India at the hands of Pakistan in Champion's Trophy final recently was fixed. It is big suspense that how good players could fare so badly at the final without a fight. The defeat of India by a huge margin is unbelievable and unexpected. There must be inner secret which should be brought out by an enquiry .No ball by Jasprit Bumrah appears to be purposely bowled . No players of Indian team seems to have repented for the defeat. Indian Cricket lovers would have satisfied even if India had lost the match even by 40 to 50 runs. Hon.Union Minister,s appear to be right.
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