Kamran, Rana dismiss match-fixing allegations
Pakistan's senior players, Kamran Akmal and Rana Naved have reacted strongly to reports that they were under investigation by the Pakistan cricket Board for their involvement in match-fixing.india Updated: Feb 28, 2010 01:13 IST
Pakistan's senior players, Kamran Akmal and Rana Naved have reacted strongly to reports that they were under investigation by the Pakistan cricket Board for their involvement in match-fixing.
Both the players denied they had any links with bookmakers or were involved in match-fixing.
The Voice of America quoting a highly placed source in the board reported today that both the players were dropped for the T20 international series against England in Dubai for this very reason.
But a spokesman of the board also denied that any current player was involved in match-fixing.
"I will be consulting the board and my lawyer to decide what action to take against the VOA for making these false allegations," Akmal said.
He said he had always played his cricket cleanly and for the team and was shocked by the allegations against him.
"I am definitely going to take this matter further," he said.
The Chairman of the board, Ejaz Butt had stopped short of naming the two players yesterday at a press conference.
After first saying that two Pakistani players were under investigation for match fixing he later did a U-turn saying he was talking about an old case.