PCB fines Zulqarnain for breaching the code of conduct

Lahore: The Pakistan cricket Board`s disciplinary committee has fined wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider for breaching the code of conduct but has allowed him to resume his cricket career.

After a nearly 90 minutes hearing today at the national cricket academy, the Chairman of the disciplinary committee, Sultan Rana said Haider`s case had been decided on compassionate grounds.

"Haider has withdrawn all his allegations against the board or fellow players and also admitted he had no evidence to support his claim that a bookmaker had approached him in Dubai to fix matches," Rana said.

"Haider asked us to consider his case on compassionate grounds and mitigating circumstances as his father is very ill and needs treatment. We have fined him a token five lakh rupees and imposed a one-year probation on him," he said.

Haider appeared before the committee and pleaded his case but admitted he had violated his central contract clauses.

"I admit I made mistakes and with my actions was in breach of several clauses of my contract. But I asked the committee to consider my case on compassionate grounds," he said.

The disciplinary committee on Thursday after hearing the Shahid Afridi case had fined him 4.5 million rupees but issued him NOC to go and play for Hampshire.


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