Runaway Pak cricketer returns home

April 25, 2011 20:43
Runaway Pak cricketer returns home

pak-former-wicket-keeperFormer Pakistan wicket keeper Zulqarnain Haider, who ran away to the UK from Dubai on November 8 after reportedly receiving threats from some people to fix a match against South Africa, returned to Pakistan today after the government had promised him full security.

He was found missing, on the day of the fifth and final one-day match, from his hotel room in Dubai after some people reportedly threatened to kill him if he did not agree to fix the match against South Africa.

He went to the UK and applied for asylum there but the Pakistan government has promised him full security to him and to his family and asked him to return to the country.

Haider, who turned 25 on Saturday, was escorted from the Islamabad airport by security officials to Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s office. The minister promised him full safety to him and to his family. Haider also met his family members there and later security officials escorted him to his house. He was under constant police escort now.

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