Saturday, April 30, 2011

Zulqarnain Haider wants to comeback in Pakistan cricket

Former Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman, Zulqarnain Haider, expressed his desire to make his comeback in the international cricket.

The 25-year-old player told in a report that he might be losing valuable time by not playing cricket but he would stage a comeback. Zulqarnain Haider fled to London last year during an ODI series in Dubai against South Africa. He also received a life threat by an unknown person for not assisting in fixing the series.

The good news for this player is that police had captured a gang of bookmakers in Sialkot and some of them admitted to be involved in making him threatening calls.

He made his return to Pakistan a week earlier after being in London for five months. He also claimed death threats from match fixers. When he became assured of his security from Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, he took out his application for shelter in England. He announced his retirement last November after reaching in London.

After reaching his home town on Friday, he said that the PCB and ICC are conducting an inquiry into the corruption in game. Now, cricket fans are eagerly waiting to see what actions PCB is going to take against him.

As he was out of cricket for long time, it will not be an easy task for him to make his inclusion in the Pakistan cricket. Zulqarnain Haider had to struggle hard to get into the national side. It is not sure if he will be considered to play for his country or not.

To show his love for cricket, he said at the beginning of his career that despite losing his mother, he continued playing cricket.

He has so far played one Test, four ODIs and three Twenty20s.