Zulqarnain Haider confirms receiving threats

Zulqarnain Haider has sought political asylum in the UK due to the threats he received for refusing to fix an ODI against South Africa in Dubai.

updated: November 09, 2010 09:18 IST
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In his only public comment since fleeing from Dubai and arriving in London on Monday, Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider confirmed that he had received threats from unidentified people following his team's one-wicket win in the fourth ODI against South Africa and was told to get in line for the fifth match.

Speaking to Geo, a leading Pakistani news channel, Haider was understandably guarded about events of the previous 24 hours but seemed to indicate that he had sought some kind of "protection" from British authorities. He is thought to have been detained at Heathrow by immigrantion authorities for nearly four hours, before he moved to an undisclosed location.

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