Asif fails to prove his innocence


The 26-year-old Asif had previously told a Pakistan Cricket Board inquiry, headed by Wasim Bari, that he left on his own accord after being detained for 19 days in Dubai last June when 0.24 grams of opium was found in his wallet at the airport.

However, Bari said Asif had failed to provide documents by a June 1 deadline to prove he wasn’t deported.

“Asif appeared before the committee today but could not give us any proof against deportation,” Bari told The Associated Press on Monday. “Now, we are going to give our recommendations to the Pakistan Cricket Board.”

If Asif was deported, he would be unable to ever return to the UAE, where Pakistan is scheduled to play many of its home matches in the wake of security fears after the Lahore terror attack.

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