PCB asks Haider to prove corruption allegations
Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has asked discarded wicketkeeper-batsman Zulqarnain Haider to present evidence to back up his corruption allegations against Kamran Akmal and other unnamed players by August 31 or face disciplinary action.
PCB`s Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed told the media that the Board had taken serious notice of the latest outburst by Haider on his facebook page and in media interviews.
"We have taken serious notice of his latest allegations because when he was pardoned by us he had assured us he would be on his best behaviour," Ahmed said.
"We have sent him a letter asking him to provide our anti-corruption officers the evidence or details he has to back up the allegations he has made against other players," he added.
Haider, in his latest outburst, questioned the selection of Kamran in the national team for the coming series against Australia and the Twenty20 World Cup.
He claimed that Kamran had not been cleared by the International Cricket Council and the PCB had selected him despite suspicions about his behaviour.
Haider threatened to make more startling revelations about other players in the team if Kamran didn`t produce the clearance certificate given to him by the ICC.
"He has to now substantiate his allegations because his statements are damaging for Pakistan cricket and the other players and this can`t carry on. We will wait and see what he has to say or comes up with on the 31st," the PCB official said.
Haider, who made his Test debut in England in 2010, was fined just Rs 500,000 and pardoned by the board after he had fled the team hotel in November 2010 in Dubai and flown to England seeking political asylum.
Haider claimed he had left the team hotel during the series against South Africa as he was under threat from bookmakers who wanted him to do spot fixing in the one-day series.
He later retracted his statement and returned home to a pardon.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Zee Media exclusive chat with 'Welcome to Karachi' cast
- Manali: Heavy corruption found in environmental taxes
- UP Minister allegedly threatens, abuses Gonda businessman
- UP: Jammu-bound Muri Express derails in Kaushambi
- Five unmanned parachute-like objects spotted over Mumbai airport
- Aapke Sitare: Astro prediction for May 24, 2015
- Watch: Fast N Facts @ 7:30pm
- CBSE Board Class 12th Exam Results 2015 declared
- Dawood's intercepted phone calls prove yet again he is in Pakistan
- Jaipur girl Mini Rajpal wins Miss India Deaf 2015!
- One year of Modi govt: How satisfied is the common man?
- Mumbai architecture creates double decker bus from scrap!
- Delhi's 2015 CBSE Class 12 topper M Gayatri talks to Zee Media
- One year of Modi govt: How satisfied is the common man? Part-2
- One year of Modi govt: PM addresses mega rally in Mathura
- IPL 2015 Final: MI vs CSK - As it happened...
- CBSE.nic.in 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board (cbseresults.nic.in) Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced on May 25
- Heatwave continues in North India; death toll in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana more than 400
- IPL 2015 final: Mumbai Indians thrash Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs to lift second title
- Heatwave claims over 550 lives so far, Delhi saw hottest day
- LIVE - Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic.in Class 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced shortly
- Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic.in Class 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 declared
- Check cbseresults.nic.in for CBSE Class 12 result 2015
- Two dead, over 100 injured as Muri Express derails in UP; Prabhu announces Rs 2 lakhs ex-gratia for kin of dead
- Mathura rally: PM Modi slams 'corrupt' UPA regime, lauds NDA govt's efforts in past one year
- CBSE Class 12 results out: Here's how you can check
- PM Narendra Modi's Mathura rally: As it happened
- Check WBBSE (wbresults.nic.in) Class 12th Results: West Bengal Board (wbscvet.org) Higher Secondary Class XII Vocational Results to be declared today at 4 PM
- Public rally on 100 days of AAP govt: As it happened
- CBSE Board 12th XII Results 2015: Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic.in Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced today at 12 Noon