Drama continues to follow the Pakistan team as even as the Pakistan Cricket Board claims to have cracked down on three tardy players, one of them is now missing in Dubai!
Pakistan wicket keeper, Zulqarnain Haider, was fined along with Shahzaib Hasan and Abdul Rehman for arriving five minutes late to their hotel in Dubai, so claimed the Pakistan coach, Intikhab Alam, during the ongoing Pakistan South Africa series.
Just as this report was breaking news, it has been brought to notice that Haider did not travel with the Pakistan team to the Dubai international cricket stadium because he has reportedly gone missing from the team.
A leading sports network, ESPNcricinfo, even claims that Haider had disclosed that he would go missing after insinuating that someone was hounding him after Pakistan lost a match. This is what is suggested to have been posted on his Facebook profile:
leaving pakistan cricket because get bad msg fr 1 man fr lose the match in last game
Haider‘s claims, if true, could indicate the presence of more bookie syndicates shadowing Pakistan cricket. It is still unclear whether the punishment from the PCB has anything to do with Haider’s absence ahead of the fifth ODI.