9 Nov 2010

Pakistan keeper deserts teammates in Dubai

6:14 am on 9 November 2010

The Pakistani cricketer Zulqarnain Haider has turned up in London having left his team in Dubai after a perceived threat from a match-fixer.

Zaider wasn't on the team bus heading off for yesterday's one day international against South Africa, and he left the team's hotel without informing any of his teammates or management.

Dubai police eventually established Haider had left for London

24-year-old Haider had been fined the previous day for breaking a team curfew.

Four years ago he was arrested in Abu Dhabi on charges of possessing alcohol.