ICC offers help to Haider, support to PCB

ICC offers help to Haider, support to PCB

The ICC also offered its support to Pakistan Cricket Board in its current investigations into the reason behind Haider's decision to leave the Pakistani team on the morning of final ODI against South Africa in the UAE.

"Clearly, this is in the first instance a team matter for Pakistan cricket but the ICC is willing to provide assistance to PCB and the player", ICC chief executive Haroon Lorghat said. "We understand his plight, if reports are indeed true, but we can only help if he is willing to engage with us", he said.

The 24-year-old keeper, who has played just one Test, four ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals, announced his retirement from international cricket three months after debuting and sought political asylum in England after dramatically deserting his team during the just-concluded ODI series against South Africa in the UAE.

Haider said he received a message asking him to be a part of a match-fixing conspiracy ahead of the fourth one-dayer but refused to reveal the identity of the person who approached him. "I 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," Haider said.

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