Pakistan news May 17, 2011

PCB sets up committee to look into Haider issue

ESPNcricinfo staff

The PCB has set up a disciplinary committee to look into Zulqarnain Haider's response to a letter the board sent the wicketkeeper on December 6, 2010 asking him to explain why he fled the team in UAE and sought asylum in England.

The committee comprising Sultan Rana, Wasim Ahmed and Mohammad Awais, will be assisted by the board's legal advisor Taffazul Rizvi. It will begin to function after the Pakistan team and officials return from the tour of Ireland later this month.

Haider had gone missing from the Pakistan team's hotel in Dubai on the morning of the fifth and final ODI against South Africa on November 8, and later said he had received death threats from unidentified people seeking to draw him into match-fixing. He fled to the UK to seek protection and filed an application for asylum that hinged on the nature of the information he was able to divulge, as the extraordinary nature of his case appeared to fall outside the usual conditions required of a person seeking refugee status.

In the aftermath of his flight, Haider announced his international retirement and his contract with the PCB was suspended. A fact-finding committee subsequently set-up by the board to look into the affair failed to find any clear motives behind his actions.

In April 2011, five and a half months after fleeing to London, Haider returned to Pakistan, having secured security assurances from the government about his safety and that of his family.

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  • Cricinfouser on May 18, 2011, 16:21 GMT

    PCB has done the wrong thing he has retired from cricket and should not be resumed .............COMMON WHAT IS HAPPENING?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???

  • Dummy4 on May 18, 2011, 15:48 GMT

    As a former cricketer i seen it how its run.For god sake wake up you all PCB who is representing pakistan not city/province or village.Where you taking to paksitan.You all there for pay check to pay check.Same old people around in PCB.Pls bring back MR.ARIF ALI KHAN ABBASI he will take care it.ICC/INDIA and rest the cricketing nation respect him.Everything is personel we are educate as a nation.Clean up the mess.I like to involve in Pakistan cricket but they feel uncomfortable when i am around.I stay from August 2010 to April 2011 to see there is any hope to rebuild cricket structure and honest people to work toward betterment but i feel sorry for my country there is nobody to come up and take responsiablity.Every former paksitan forget where they come from how they start there cricket career.Think of PAKISTAN who gave you everything.

  • ATIF on May 18, 2011, 10:08 GMT

    People like Haider should be punished severly. These people give bad name to the country. They should realize that they are the country's representator and any wrong or good deed will give a bad or good name to their country. People like him have no care for their country and only think about themselves. Whatever he did was all pre planned and when he was kicked out by UK he has come back to the country and looking for shelter and to resume his career. Regardless of his cricket capabilities, he is a culprit and should be penalized.

  • Dummy4 on May 18, 2011, 7:53 GMT

    He is one of the best, the only guy after wasim or inzy i saw the "fighting till the end" spirit, he is far better than Kamran thats thats for certain.I hope he gets back into the team . The Pakistanis for one should support there players on basis of there character and performance ,Kamran is a great humiliation to you and your PCB just can't see it .Its a shame not only to you but to us who play against you , Imran Khan left a team to be reckoned with , he built that for 10 years and you guys just ruined it .

  • K S K on May 17, 2011, 20:54 GMT

    I click on pakistan page and here what I see..embarrasing

    Pakistan's batting under scrutiny Haider issue PCB review Kanerie failed to satisfy PCB PCB ask Afride for explanation Akram raza arrested. said it was a set up Karachi player ignored. Afrid downplayed PCB notice PCB is saying there is player power

    What happend to our CRICKET. Shame shame shame.

  • zain on May 17, 2011, 19:48 GMT

    some one should make a soap opra on pakistani cricket

  • Dummy4 on May 17, 2011, 18:51 GMT

    Please grow up and stop making a mockery of the whole country. It's people like Haider, and a long list of individuals in PCB that make Pakistan cricket a circus in the world arena. I open the Pakistan country page in ESPNCricinfo only to feel ashamed of Pakistan cricket.

  • Dummy4 on May 17, 2011, 17:56 GMT

    He was going to name the fixers, what happened to that ?

  • Dummy4 on May 17, 2011, 17:29 GMT

    can someone review the word retirement to PCB plz. i belive it means nothing to PCB or the players itself. its a joke to me

  • Stark on May 17, 2011, 16:33 GMT

    Someone should review the dictatorship of the pcb!

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