Recently, there has been a strange and equally rare incident that took place. A certain Nadeem Alam from Manchester did manage to con the BBC into believing of the fact that he was the former cricketer from Pakistan named Nadeem Abbasi. He also did a few number of shows for BBC World News, BBC Asian Network and Radio Five Live before his real identity was being discovered.
Also, as a matter of fact, he was also involved as a part of the discussion that involved the former Indian test opener, Aakash Chopra. Abbasi was a former cricketer for Pakistan and he played a total number of 3 Tests in his entire cricketing career and managed to score a total of 46 runs in them. He played the tests way back in 1989.
Abbasi showed his stern displeasure at the situation and questioned the corporation of it’s sheer carelessness and also for not doing it’s research works properly.
He also went on to stating the fact that if he ever finds Nadeem Alam, he would not miss the opportunity of punching him in the face as Alam has damaged the reputation of the entire country for being involved in such an act of deceit.
The 46-year old former cricketer of Pakistan is presently doing a coaching job in Rawalpindi and he said that the BBC is surely a big institution and they should have checked the details of that person before allowing him to appear as a former Pakistani cricketer.
In reply to such an harassment, the BBC apologised to the former Pakistan batsman, Nadeem Abbasi.
A spokesman from BBC also mentioned of the fact that they apologised to the real Mr. Abbasi and they would be looking into the matter with intent concern to find out exactly what caused such a fault.
Meanwhile, the person who did this, Nadeem Alam seemed light hearted and unapologetic about such an act. He even went on to say the fact that he has been thinking of late that he can talk well about cricket.