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Pakistan will come out clean: Inzamam

"Different stories are circulating after Oval Test fiasco but the truth will come out," he said.

india Updated: Sep 02, 2006 10:32 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Skipper Inzamam-ul Haq has no doubt that Pakistan will be cleared of the ball tampering charge made by umpire Darrell Hair, whom he accused of spinning a web of controversy around the team.

"Different stories are circulating after the Oval test fiasco but I have no doubt we will be cleared and the truth will come out soon," Inzamam said.

"Hair laid out a web to involve the Pakistan team in controversy and ball tampering but now it appears he himself is in deep trouble," he said in his column in the 'Daily Jang', a leading Urdu newspaper.

"The situation is getting bad for him and his problems are increasing. It looks like he is going to get caught in serious difficulties," he said.

Inzamam was charged with ball tampering and bringing the game into disrepute following the the Oval Test forfeiture, the first in the 129-year history of the game.

His fate will be decided at an International Cricket Council disciplinary hearing, the date for which is still to be decided.

However, Hair himself fell in trouble after it was revealed that he had offered to quit his job in return of USD 500,000 from the ICC. "From the first day I have been insisting that Hair did injustice to us and the whole world is (now) supporting our contention," Inzamam wrote.

"In time everyone will know who is telling the truth and who did injustice with who," he added.

Inzamam also praised his team for putting the unpleasant incident behind and peforming well in the Twenty20 match and the rain-abandoned first one-dayer against England.

"To do so well in the Twenty20 and the first one-day international against England in such circmstances shows the character of our team,"

"I am confident we can win the one-day series and put the defeat in the Tests behind us now."

First Published: Sep 01, 2006 22:58 IST