13 Nov 2010

Players shy away from officials over match fixing approaches

2:16 pm on 13 November 2010

International Cricket Players Union boss Tim May says cricketers shy away from reporting corruption because they do not trust the authorities.

Pakistan's Zulqarnain Haider has been criticised by his board for fleeing to England after receiving death threats when he refused to fix two matches.

But May says he admires Haider's courage and it's no suprised that he didn't go to his national body.

Wicketkeeper Haider claims he was approached in Dubai by a person who asked him to fix the fourth and fifth games against South Africa, who went on to win the deciding game to earn a 3-2 victory in the series.

He is seeking asylum in the United Kingdom and has met with Pakistan's High Commissioner, who has offered the player legal assistance.