Akmal gets Waqar's backing

Updated: 21 May 2010 13:57 IST

Kamran Akmal, who is facing allegations of match-fixing during Pakistan's recent tour of Australia, got backing from his coach Waqar Younis.

Melbourne:

Kamran Akmal, who is facing allegations of match-fixing during Pakistan's recent tour of Australia, got backing from his coach Waqar Younis who said he would consider the wicket-keeper for selection until the charges are proved.

Intikhab Alam and Aaqib Javed, Pakistan's coaches on the Australian tour, expressed suspicions over performance of Akmal who had dropped four catches and missed an easy run out chance in the Sydney Test.

Video recordings of the proceedings of the inquiry committee that was formed by the Board in March to probe into the team's poor performance show Intikhab and Aaqib saying they have suspicions over the performance of Akmal and all-rounder Rana Naved and have heard things about them in relation to match fixing.

"If you don't have any proof, you should just keep quiet," said Waqar who replaced Intikhab as head coach.

"I won't have a problem selecting Kamran, I think he was one of our better performers in the World Twenty20. There are some very ugly agendas and people trying to benefit here," he was quoted as saying by 'The Age'.

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