Haider “ready to sue” Pakistan board
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Haider “ready to sue” Pakistan board

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider says he is ready to take legal action against his country’s cricket officials for casting doubts upon his mentality.

The wicketkeeper has sought asylum in London since leaving the team hotel in Dubai last November during the series against South Africa, saying he received death threats from match fixers.

A Pakistan Cricket Board inquiry into Haider’s actions was told by some support staff members of the national team that Haider had a complex personality, was a “weak nerve” person and “a person who is easily convinced into believing whatever is said to him.”


Pakistan cricket wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider. Pic: AP.

Haider wrote on his Facebook page on Monday that he “is ready now 2 (to) sue PCB about mental illness report…”

He plans legal action against inquiry committee comprising PCB chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed, team coach Intikhab Alam and former security manager Khawaja Najam Javed.

The inquiry committee, which interviewed Haider by telephone, submitted a report in November saying it could not recommend any action against him. Instead it asked the PCB to write to Haider and ask him — in writing — what happened in Dubai which forced him to fly to London.