Ex-Pak keeper Zulqarnain claims to have evidence of Kamran Akmal being corrupt


Karachi, (ANI): Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has accused team mate Kamran Akmal of being involved in corruption, and said he will soon produce evidence against him.

Zulqarnain, in a message posted on Facebook, questioned the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as to why they had given clearance to Akmal and subsequently a place in the squad, when the International Cricket Council (ICC) had not cleared him, reports The Dawn.

He also asked the PCB to reveal the basis on which they had cleared him and to make those documents public.

However, the PCB said Akmal had been cleared and selected after consultation with the ICC.

"We wrote to the ICC to ask them if they have any reservations on Kamran Akmal's inclusion. In reply, they said the ICC has not found any evidence of wrongdoing against him and he is free to play," PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf said.

Akmal was picked for Pakistan's World Twenty20 squad and ODI squad to play against Australia after being out of the national team for over a year. He last played during Pakistan's campaign at the ICC World Cup 2011, where Pakistan reached the semi-finals.

Zulqarnain had fled to London in 2010 from a team camp in Dubai without informing the PCB after he received death threats. He also retired from international cricket but later withdrew his retirement.