KARACHI: Wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has accused team mate Kamran Akmal of being involved in corruption, adding that he will be bringing forward the proof against him soon, DawnNews reported.
In a message posted on Facebook, Zulqarnain questioned the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and why they had given Akmal clearance and subsequently a place in the squad when the International Cricket Council (ICC) had not cleared him. He also asked the PCB to reveal the basis on which they had cleared him and to make those documents public.
The 26 year old said he had proof against Akmal and will be coming forward with that soon.
However, the PCB said that 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.
Previously in 2010, Zulqarnain had fled to London from a team camp in Dubai without informing the PCB after receiving death threats. He also retired from international cricket but later withdrew his retirement.