Breaking a six month silence, Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has hit out at claims that he was involved in fixing the infamous Sydney Test, and added that he had never accepted a cent to throw matches.
He said he was devastated by rumours he underperformed as part of a Match fixing Air Jordan 2010 scam against Australia last year that allegedly netted Pakistan players three million dollars.
The ICC and Scotland Yard detectives launched separate probes last year against Akmal, who was also accused of being among the architects of the spot fixing scandal that rocked the sport during Pakistan tour of England in July.
The Air Jordan 12s 29 year old was cleared of any wrongdoing, Fox Sports reports.
“I will never ever Air Jordan 15s think like that. I play for love of Cricket, not for money. I have never been asked to do this (match fixing). All I care about is playing cricket. I play for Pakistan; I don do any other activities that would damage my country or my name,” Kamran said.
Suspicion has hovered over Kamran since January last year. In a bad performance at the SCG, he dropped Mike Jordan 8 Retro Hussey three times and botched a run out as Australian produced a stunning comeback to win the Test by 36 runs.
Player agent Mazhar Majeed, who was caught out in a British tabloid match fixing sting, intimated the Pakistan team made about three million dollars from the debacle.
“I didn drop catches to help Australia. These Air Jordan 17s things happen. Not every day is a good day in cricket. Sometimes you have good days and other days you have bad games but I have tried very hard in every game I play for Pakistan. I have ignored all this, I play for honesty, I play to win for my country,” Kamran said.