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‘Match fixer’ ex-Pak opener Salim Pervez dies in road accident

Islamabad, Apr 25 (ANI): Former Pakistani international opener Salim Pervez, a key figure in a Pakistan match-fixing inquiry, passed away on Wednesday following a fatal road accident.

According to a friend of Pervez, he was riding a motorcycle when he was hit by a bigger vehicle on Sunday, and after battling with his injuries, he finally breathed his last on Wednesday, the Daily Times reports.

The report said that Pervez had admitted to a match-fixing inquiry in the late 1990s that he had acted as a middleman between some Pakistani players and bookies to throw a final in Sharjah.

A dashing opener in domestic matches, Pervez played a single one-day international, against the West Indies at Karachi in 1980, before his career derailed over allegations of murder, which were never proven, the report added. (ANI)