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20 January 2018 15:11 (South Africa)

Pakistani cricketer Haider flees to UK

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who disappeared before his country's fifth one-day international against South Africa in Dubai (which the Proteas won, in case you didn't know), has pitched up in London. Haider has been coy about his erratic behaviour, saying only: "I will speak in detail on the reasons for my decision to leave Dubai and come to London later on", but his brother has indicated that Haider had been receiving threatening messages after the fourth one-day international, which Pakistan won.   Read more: Reuters, via Times Live

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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