Cricket

Burglars target Razzaq

2013-11-26 17:06
Abdul Razzaq (AP)

Lahore - Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq lost his passport, gold and cash when burglars broke into his house in the eastern city of Lahore early on Tuesday, the player said.

The incident is the latest piece of bad luck for the 33-year-old, who was sent home from Pakistan's ongoing tour of South Africa after he injured his hamstring just two days before the first Twenty20 last week.

"Robbers broke into my house at around 05:30 through the washroom window and took away the locker from the room, which had my passport, around 38 ounces of gold and $8 000 and £2 500," Razzaq told reporters.

Lahore police said they suspected the thieves had prior information.

Razzaq's situation was unclear but Pakistani cricketers in the past have been regularly summoned by tax authorities for not filing returns and hiding valuables in their homes.

Earlier this month Razzaq staged a comeback in Pakistan's Twenty20 team after a gap of one year, but he failed in both T20 matches against South Africa in Dubai.

He has played 46 Tests, 265 one-day and 32 T20 matches for Pakistan in a career spanning over 17 years.

"It's a big setback for me but police are investigating the matter," said Razzaq.



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