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We earn enough, won't do match-fixing for money: Younis

cricket Updated: Aug 09, 2009 14:50 IST

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Rattled by the match-fixing allegations against his side, Pakistan captain Younis Khan has hit back saying that his teammates earn well enough and don't need to indulge in corrupt practices for extra money.

On his 'Captain's corner' show on Geo TV, Younis said match-fixing might have been possible in the 80s and 90s as players could be lured into corrupt practices because of lower wages.

"Now a player earns around seven to Rs 8 lakh per match so I don't think he needs to get involved in such things. I am thankful to God for what he has given me. I wouldn't like to earn my living by sacrificing my self respect and honor," he said.

Younis said instead of levelling allegations, former players and the media must appreciate the players for bringing to the notice of the team management the presence of suspicious people in the team hotel in Colombo.

Younis admitted that on behalf of other players he had gone to the manager, Yawar Saeed and told him the players were uneasy with the presence of some suspicious people roaming around the same floor where the Pakistan team was staying in the tea hotel in Colombo during the test series in Sri Lanka.