After India's triumph against Pakistan in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals, a petition was filed in the Lahore High Court against the Pakistan Cricket Team, accusing the team of match-fixing in order to create friendly ties with India.
According to Samaa TV reports, Azhar Siddiq, the petitioner, pleaded to the court on Thursday to publish the phone call records of the team and the captain Shahid Afridi. The petition said the match was fixed to promote friendly ties between India and Pakistan.
The petition also said that before the match began, captain Afridi spoke with Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan on the telephone.
India defeated Pakistan by 29 runs on Wednesday to set-up a final against Sri Lanka in Mumbai on April 2. On Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's invitation, his Pakistan counterpart Yousuf Gilani attended the match and was seated with Dr. Singh at the Stadium as a part of 'cricket diplomacy' to ease the brittle relationship between the two nations.