Hyder remembers a time when he decided to leave the international cricket world after receiving death threats from match fixers.
Zulkarnain Haider and Umar AkmalZulkarnain Haider and Umar Akmal (source: Getty Pictures)
Zulkarnain Haider, a former Pakistani vice-presidential hitter, said cricketers like Umar Akmal, who bring shame to the sport, should be banned for life. Previously, the Pakistan Cricket Council (PCC) had suspended Akmal, 29, for three years after he was accused of violating section 2.4.4 of the PCC’s Corruption Act.
Already in February he was suspended by the Super League of Pakistan (SLPP) in 2020. The RSC sent him a notification of the reason for the exposure, to which he was required to reply by 31 December at the latest. Mars should answer. However, he decided not to challenge them.
Umar Akmal’s clear words have not been effective.
No, it’s nothing new to me. I’m not surprised at all. In fact, these players should be banned for life. I told you, in my experience, Hyder was mentioned in the comic book.
Speaking of memorials: Haider put his watch on a game against South Africa on the 2nd. November 2010 in Dubai Sports City (DSC). The Proteas won a few races, and Haider said that Akmal, who was a drinker, asked him not to play with the bat.
It was a very important match (South Africa won the match as a couple) and when I fought, Umar Akmal brought us a drink and told me not to play. His clear words were ineffective. Then I made it clear to him that he should only do his duty by drinking. After the match this issue was also passed on to the team management, he said.
In this game, Hyder scored 11 goals, giving a nine with a pair of four. The pressure was too high and in the next race I was threatened. I couldn’t cope (the pressure) and I had to flee to England, he added. After his return from England, Heyder said he had reported him to the anti-corruption agents of the CCP and the ICC.
Hayder’s fear was so great that he applied for asylum in London, but returned to Pakistan in 2011. The 9th. In November 2010, the day after his flight from Dubai, he announced his resignation from international cricket and said he had received threats for match fixing.