Banned Yasir Hameed eyes comeback to Pakistan team

Updated: 10 July 2011 14:05 IST

Discarded test batsman Yasir Hameed is eyeing a return to the Pakistan cricket team after having paid a fine and served a ban for a breach of code of conduct on the England tour last year.

Banned Yasir Hameed eyes comeback to Pakistan team

Lahore:

Discarded test batsman Yasir Hameed is eyeing a return to the Pakistan cricket team after having paid a fine and served a ban for a breach of code of conduct on the England tour last year.


"The board's disciplinary committee had fined me 300,000 rupees and banned me for the second half of the last domestic season. I have paid the fine and also served my ban," Yasir told PTI.

The stylish right-hander ran into trouble last year after playing in the test series in England when he was hoodwinked by the "News of the World" Sunday tabloid into speaking to an undercover reporter on the spot-fixing issue that had broken out then involving three players Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Amir.

Yasir, who has played 25 Tests and 56 one-dayers filed a petition through a Lahore based lawyer, Umar Khayyam with the Press complaints commission of the United Kingdom against the NOW for unethical practices and tarnishing his image and that of Pakistan cricket.

The complaint was based on four points, of inaccurate reporting, a breach of privacy, misrepresentation of character and harassment.

The commission ruled in favor of Yasir and the newspaper which on Sunday published its last edition had to remove all material from its website relating to the unauthorized video interview of the batsman.



Topics : Zulqarnain Haider Yasir Hameed Mohammad Asif Stuart Broad Cricket Zaheer Abbas
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