PCB tells Haider to prove corruption allegations against Akmal or face action

Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has told wicketkeeper-batsman Zulqarnain Haider to provide proper evidence to back corruption allegations against Kamran Akmal and other unnamed players by August 31 or else be prepared to face disciplinary action.

A PCB spokesman said 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,”

“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,”.

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.

Haider had claimed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) had not cleared Akmal and the PCB had selected him despite doubts about his behaviour.

Haider threatened to make more startling revelations about other players in the team if Haider did not produce the clearance certificate given to him by the ICC