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Haider seeks asylum in Britain

2010-11-09 10:04
Zulqarnain Haider (File)

London - Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider says he will apply for political asylum in Britain after fleeing the team amid alleged threats for foiling a match-fixing conspiracy.

Haider arrived in London on Monday and in an interview broadcast by Pakistan's GEO television network on Tuesday, he said he had discussed his status with immigration officials and "according to their rules, I will have to follow this procedure."

Haider would not identify who threatened him, saying only that he "was approached by one person who asked me to fix the fourth and fifth match and there would be problem for me if I did not do it."

The alleged threats came after he scored the winning run in the fourth ODI against South Africa on Friday to clinch victory for Pakistan.

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