No blame for alleged speeding charge May 14, 2006

Pakistan A players fined for offence during Eurasia series

Cricinfo staff

Four Pakistan A players, Hasan Raza, Taufeeq Umar, Misbah-ul-Haq and Zulqarnain Haider, have been fined US$300 for violating the code of conduct during the Eurasia series at Abu Dhabi in April. They were fined because they travelled from Abu Dhabi to Dubai without permission from the manager.

During the journey, the players spent three hours in a Dubai jail for alleged speeding offences but the Pakistan board said that no blame could be attached to the players because the driver - a friend of theirs - was speeding. They were detained by the police because they were not carrying their visas and were released immediately after the manager produced copies of their visas.

All four are free to continue playing domestic cricket.