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Kamran Akmal may make comeback in Bangladesh series: Sources

Updated: Apr 17, 2012, 12:41 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal may make a comeback to the ODI and Twenty20 squad this month in the home series against Bangladesh.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sources told the Daily Times that Kamran, who has been out of favour since the 2011 World Cup, was allowed to train with the Pakistan team at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore after the board gave clearance.

“PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf has finally cleared Kamran to be considered for national selection. That is why he is now training with the Pakistani players at the NCA,” a source said.

“Kamran has now also been cleared on the integrity form, and given that he has regularly been playing domestic cricket and performing pretty consistently, he is now in line to be considered for the one ODI and one Twenty20 against Bangladesh later this month in Lahore,” the source confirmed.

Kamran had not been cleared by the board to be considered for selection in the national team since after the World Cup.

The PCB had also raised suspicions about his integrity after three Pakistan cricketers the Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir were jailed for their involvement in the spot-fixing scandal.

Kamran recently also played in the Bangladesh Premier League for the Sylhet team.