Haider criticises Kamran's selection

Aug 16, 2012, 08:02 IST | Agencies

Pakistan's wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has accused teammate Kamran Akmal of being involved in corruption. He also threatened to provide proof against him soon

In a message posted on his Facebook page yesterday, Haider criticised the selection of wicketkeeper Akmal in the national team for the series against Australia and the ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka next month. “The fact is that Kamran has not yet been cleared by the ICC of wrong doing and has only been cleared by the national selectors and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB),” Haider claimed. 

Haider and Kamran Akmal

“If he has any clearance letter from the ICC, he should show it publicly and if he doesn’t do that then I will be forced to come out with the truth,” he added. “I have said what is in my mind and until now I have kept quiet in the hope that the Pakistan board will not allow players with question
marks surrounding their performances to play again,” Haider told PTI.

Haider also told a Pakistani television channel that chief selector Iqbal Qasim headed the same department of a national bank for which Akmal played.

“That is why he has recalled Kamran and this should be investigated,” Haider said.

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