Akmal threatens to sue Intikhab, Aaqib over match fixing claims

Updated: May 24, 2010, 09:32 AM IST

Karachi: Pakistani wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has threatened to sue former coaches Intikhab Alam and Aaqib Javed for defamation unless they apologise for suggesting his performance in Australia may have been linked to bookmakers.

Akmal said on Saturday Alam and Javed should substantiate their allegations or make a public apology to him.

"I am fed up with these allegations. My family is disturbed. I go out and people hoot me and I am mentally disturbed. I want to clear this unwarranted stigma with my name," a foreign news agency quoted him, as saying.

"I want an apology from these people. I will be speaking to the chairman of the board about this, as they are employees of the board. If they don`t apologise I intend to go to court in my personal capacity," he added.

Intikhab Alam and Aaqib Javed`s statements caused uproar in Pakistan when video recordings of the inquiry committee proceedings were leaked to a television channel this week.