Minister apologizes to Afridi over fixing remarks

Updated: 29 March 2011 12:21 IST

Pakistan's interior minister has apologized to the country's cricket team after saying he was keeping a "close watch" on them ahead of Wednesday's World Cup semifinal against India.

Mohali:

Pakistan's interior minister has apologized to the country's cricket team after saying he was keeping a "close watch" on them ahead of Wednesday's World Cup semifinal against India.

Rehman Malik said on Monday he had warned the team "there should be no match fixing" and that the players were being closely monitored.

Team captain Shahid Afridi confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that Malik had telephoned him to apologize for his remarks, which came just two days before the clash between the two archrivals.

Afridi said he did not want to comment further.

Topics : New Zealand India Pakistan Tillakaratne Dilshan Cricket ICC World Cup, 2011 Harbhajan Singh Shahid Afridi
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