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KKR Yet To Clear My Dues: Shoaib Akhtar

PTI 28 Jan 2010, 9:20:16 AM IST

Controversial Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has confirmed that he had payment disputes with the Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders, who are yet to clear his dues.

Responding to the reports that Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan-owned KKR have still not cleared his dues, Akhtar on Wednesday said it was true.

"Yes, it is a fact they have not paid me my dues as yet despite reminders," Akhtar said.

The fast bowler played for KKR in the inaugural edition of the cash-awash Twenty20 league and was one of the six Pakistani players, whose contracts were terminated after the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008.

Akhtar said that after the Mumbai incidents KKR had informed him that they wished to sell him out after paying his dues and documents were signed in this respect.

"But until now my dues have not been cleared as yet," he said.

Another Pakistani pacer Muhammad Asif, who played for Delhi Daredevils in the first IPL season also had his contract terminated prematurely by his franchise, who, however, cleared his dues.