KARACHI Nov 9 Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain
Haider, who fled from Dubai to London because he said he feared
for his safety after being ordered to cooperate with bookmakers,
said on Tuesday he was not seeking political asylum.
Zulqarnain told the televison channel Geo News that he had
been interviwed by British police, the border control agency and
the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption and Security
"The border agency has taken my fingerprints and isued me a
temporary stay," he said.
"I had no intentions of applying for political asylum at
this stage and, if the Pakistan government is ready to give me
assurance of security for me and my family, I am ready to return
"I have no issues playing for Pakistan again provided the
Pakistan Cricket Board wants me to play."
Earlier Zulqarnain said he was retiring from international
cricket since he and his family were "constantly getting
He left the team's hotel in Dubai before the fifth and final
one-day international against South Africa.
"I was told to cooperate or I would face lot of problems,"
"This person approached me while I had gone out of the hotel
for dinner. He told me cooperate with us and you can make a lot
"He said, 'If you don't cooperate you will no longer be part
of the team and we can make life very difficult for you'."
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