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Keeping Akram Out

How does the former Pak skipper, tainted by match-fixing charges, continue to influence cricket?

Keeping Akram Out
Tribhuvan Tiwari
Keeping Akram Out
outlookindia.com
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Even though his playing career is over, the former Pakistan captain may still continue to play a role in the forthcoming high-profile, high-security India-Pakistan series as an ESPN commentator.

Despite the flood of reports in the Pakistani, Indian, Australian and English media on Akram being investigated by the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACU) for match-fixing, ESPN is stuck on its old theme. Says Himangshu Verma, the channel’s associate director (corporate communications), "The issue is still speculative."

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