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Zulqarnain Haider returns home

Zulqarnain Haider has returned home from Britain on Monday, witnesses said, after receiving government assurances about the safety of his family. Haider, who turned 25 on Saturday, fled the Pakistan team’s hotel

PCB’s probe committee awaits Zulqarnain

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board’s inquiry committee awaits wicket-keeper Zulqarnian Haider when he returns to Pakistan. The run-away wicket-keeper, after withdrawing his asylum application from the British immigration office recently, is expected to return to Pakistan on April 24 and would be facing inquiry for leaving the team without taking the team officials into confidence.
He fled to the UK amidst Pakistan and South Africa series played in the UAE in November last year.

Zulqarnain to return to Pakistan

KARACHI – Former Pakistan wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider, who fled to London last year citing death threats from match-fixers, has said he will return home and cancel his application for asylum in Britain.
Zulqarnain was reassured by a meeting with Pakistani interior minister Rehman Malik in London last week, and will seek to resume his cricket career, he said.
“After meeting with (the) interior minister and getting assurance of my and my family’s safety in Pakistan, I have

Zulqarnain asks ICC to make public fixing evidence

LAHORE – Just minutes after an independent tribunal of the ICC slapped bans on three cricketers, Zulqarnain Haider was once again to be found on his Facebook and had something to say. Haider, who left Pakistan team in UAE was of the view that the ICC should make public the evidence.
He wrote: “pakistan k players pe ban saboot pure dunya ke media p aane chaie take kise ke pure dunya main himat na ho match fixxing krne ke take wo kabi apne mulk ko na beche (the ICC should bring out

Zulqarnain ‘decides’ to sue PCB

LAHORE – Pakistan’s run-away wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider is planning to take the PCB to the court for declaring him mentally ill.
The wicket-keeper has sought asylum in London since leaving the team hotel in Dubai last November during the series against South Africa, saying he received death threats from match fixers.
A Pakistan Cricket Board inquiry into Haider’s actions stated that Haider had a complex personality, was a “weak nerve” person and “a person who is easily

Zulqarnain Haider runs out of money

LAHORE – Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who fled to the UK two months ago, says he has run out of money. The cricketer, who has lost around 10lbs in weight during “very depressing” last two months, told Sky News that the Pakistan Cricket Board is withholding £15,000 in wages from him. But he is “delighted” that wife Shazia and daughters Zahra and Fizza will be joining him soon.
“I hope in one or two weeks they will be sitting with me in London or Birmingham,” he

Zulqarnain wants ‘dues’ cleared

LAHORE – Runaway wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board to clear his dues amounting to Rs 1.5 million.
Zulqarnain, who attended a hearing of the British home department in London last Thursday, said that before leaving the team in Dubai in November last year, he had featured in two T20s and four ODIs against South Africa in UAE. “Therefore the PCB owes around Rs 1.5 million to me which I dearly need as I have been finding it difficult to meet my

Zulqarnain awaits decision on asylum

LAHORE: Pakistan’s runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who flew to London in the middle of the series against South Africa last month, is still waiting for a decision on his asylum case in the United Kingdom.
Haider had fled Abu Dhabi claiming he received death threats from alleged bookies. Haider had also threatened to expose those involved in match-fixing on his Facebook page but since then had gone underground.
Many had thought this was because he was granted asylum

Zulqarnain has run out of money

LAHORE: Beleaguered wicketkeeper, Zulqarnain Haider, has gone penniless and has been forced to move into a friend’s home in Manchester. Haider landed in London with only £900 in pocket and stayed at a hotel near the London Airport for a couple of days before forcefully shifting to Manchester.
Sources close to Haider said that he did not have enough money left to enjoy the luxurious hotel life.
Last week he was offered a job by a Kent-based cricket club but he has not yet

Zulqarnain offers to help ICC eradicate ‘fixing’

LAHORE: Pakistan wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider has offered to work with the International Cricket Council to eradicate the menace of match-fixing from the game. Haider said that any player involved in match-fixing should be banned for life and offered his complete help to end the corruption from cricket.
“If the International Cricket Council wants to eradicate corruption from the game, it should start tapping the telephonic conversations of suspected players and monitor their

The Zulqarnain saga continues along its ambiguous path

LAHORE: At a time when the International Cricket Council has offered help to Zulqarnain Haider, the Pakistan Cricket Board has suspended his stipend contract and formed a fact-finding committee.
An official of the PCB said: “He has violated terms and conditions of the contract. “A fact-finding committee has been formulated to establish the truth surrounding the incident of Haider’s disappearance from the Team Hotel,” he added.
The committee includes Subhan Ahmad (PCB),

Zulqarnain exit is shameful for Pakistan: Imran

KARACHI/DUBAI: Former captain Imran Khan has called for a clean-up of Pakistan cricket and said wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider’s sudden exit to Britain to seek asylum was a “shameful’ incident.
“Sadly this incident only gives credence to the feeling our players are linked with bookmakers or are controlled by them. The recent spot-fixing allegations have not been helpful at all for Pakistan cricket,” the former captain said.
Zulqarnain fled the team’s hotel in Dubai on