Kamran Akmal has been given a final warning about his conduct in the dressing room.
Lahore: After being suspected of deliberately under-performing and having links with suspicious people, Pakistan's wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has now also been given a final warning about his conduct in the dressing room.
Well-placed sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that when Kamran appeared before the integrity committee of the board two days back, he was told in clear terms that any attempts to create groupings in the team or indulge in politics will not be tolerated at all.
"Kamran got a final warning with reference to past complaints about his conduct that he encouraged groupings in the team," a source said.
Interestingly, as far as suspicions about his links with bookmakers were concerned, he was asked to furnish some documents which he did and the committee then held a detailed discussion with him on some past issues.
"The position now is that the board is still contemplating whether to officially announce that Kamran can be considered for national selection or whether to just tell the selectors to select him without any announcements," the source said.
Kamran was called before the committee again after the national selectors asked the board for clearance to consider Kamran for the forthcoming T20 World Cup after including his name in the list of 30 probables. The source also said that after initially pushing for Kamran's clearance, the selectors had also now taken a back seat and were waiting for the final word from the board.
"The board itself remains undecided because there is no fresh complaint against Kamran and the factual position is that he was cleared by the ICC to play in the 2011 World Cup," the source said. He said the issue cropped up again as Kamran's name had been taken in the spot-fixing trial in London last year that involved Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir.