The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended exiled wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider's stipend contract and has also reported that they have been unable to contact the player.
Haider left Dubai and flew to England prior to the fifth One-Day International against South Africa, later claiming he fled as he feared his life was in danger from match-fixers, who had approached him to fix the fourth match in the series. Haider went on to play an integral part in ensuring that Pakistan won by scoring an unbeaten 19 in a one-wicket win.
"PCB has suspended the Stipend Contract of Mr. Zulqarnain Haider for violating terms and conditions of the same," a statement issued by the PCB read.
"A fact-finding committee has been formulated to establish the facts surrounding the incident of Mr. Haider's disappearance from the Team Hotel. The committee includes Mr. Subhan Ahmad (PCB), Mr. Intikhab Alam (Manager Pakistan Team) and Maj. Khawaja Najam (Security Manger Pakistan Team). The Committee will meet soon.
"PCB is trying to get in touch with Mr. Haider but the attempts to contact him have so far remained unsuccessful."
Following his arrival in England, Haider, 24, announced he would retire from international cricket but that he wished to continue playing domestic cricket.
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