Haider's Pakistan return in doubt after threats

Updated: 21 April 2011 16:00 IST

Wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider is reconsidering his plans to travel back to Pakistan after claiming he received threatening telephone calls.

Haider's Pakistan return in doubt after threats

Islamabad:

Wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider is reconsidering his plans to travel back to Pakistan after claiming he received threatening telephone calls.


Haider told Geo Television on Thursday that an anonymous caller from Pakistan threatened him, saying: "you are coming back despite being told not to come, you are responsible for the consequences."

Haider had reportedly informed Scotland Yard about the calls and is reconsidering whether to travel to Pakistan on Apr. 24.

Haider fled the team hotel in Dubai last November on the morning of the fifth and final one-day international against South Africa, saying he received death threats from match fixers.

Last week, he revoked his application for asylum in Britain after meeting the Pakistan interior minister Rehman Malik, who gave assurances about Haider's security when he returns to the country.

A Pakistan Cricket Board which investigated Haider's hasty split from the team said in its findings that the wicketkeeper had a complex personality and weak nerves.

The committee also interviewed Pakistan team members and support staff, and were told that Haider is a person who is easily convinced into believing whatever is said to him.

The committee report also stated that Haider could not answer why he left the team without speaking to anyone.



Topics : Cricket Zulqarnain Haider Stuart Broad New Zealand Pakistan
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