Got threats in domestic cricket as well – Haider

Zulqarnain Haider claims he was approached in domestic cricket as well

Zulqarnain Haider claims he was approached in domestic cricket as well

Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who fled Dubai for London after receiving threats during the ODI series against South Africa in the UAE, has said that he had been threatened while playing domestic cricket in Pakistan as well.

Speaking to Geo, a leading Pakistani news channel, Haider said he had been told to include particular players in his team. “Yes I have got threats that I should play so and so player, or not play that player,” he said.

Haider’s comments have put the spotlight on a match between Lahore Eagles and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) during the Royal Bank of Scotland Cup in 2008-09. Haider was removed as Lahore’s captain ahead of that match, which NBP needed to win convincingly to improve their net run-rate and qualify for the semi-final. Read more of this post

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