Pakistan’s discarded wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider could be debarred from playing domestic cricket after his latest outburst against the national team stumper Kamran Akmal.

“The legal department in the board is having a look at Zulqarnain Haider’s message on his facebook account and his subsequent comments in the media on Kamran Akmal,” a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) source told PTI.

“In all likelihood, the board will be issuing a show-cause notice to Zulqarnain Haider through its disciplinary committee to explain his position even though he is not a contracted player with them,” he said.

The source pointed out that when the board removed Zulqarnain Haider’s ban and allowed him to resume playing domestic cricket, he was also put on a probation watchlist.

The PCB had also arranged for a sports psychologist to hold counselling sessions with Zulqarnain Haider last month.

Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shahzad and Muhammad Aamir were the other players selected for the counselling sessions with Dr Maqbool Babri.

Zulqarnain Haider in his latest outburst on Wednesday had threatened to make startling revelations about corruption in the Pakistan team after claiming that Kamran Akmal was not cleared by the ICC for selection in the national team.

(This article was published on August 17, 2012)
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