Kamran delighted over inclusion in Pak’s preliminary World Cup squad

January 6th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Jan 6(ANI): Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has expressed happiness over his inclusion in the country’s preliminary squad for World Cup 2011.

The 28-year-old got the required clearance from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), and was named in the 30-man squad for the mega event, which is to be jointly hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka from February 19-April 2.

“I have always played cricket the right way and when the PCB asked me to appear before the Integrity Committee, I complied, and I am happy that they have included me in the preliminary squad,” the Dawn quoted Kamran, as saying.

He was under suspicion of match-fixing during Pakistan’s surprise defeat in the Sydney Test against Australia in January last year. He dropped four catches and missed a run-out in Australia’s second innings as Pakistan failed to chase a modest 176-run target.

Kamran, who scored his highest first class score of 268 last November, said he hoped Pakistan would do well despite missing key players, including pace bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir, as both are currently under suspension, and risk facing bans on spot-fixing charges. (ANI)

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