Wicketkeeper confusion continues for Pakistan

THE confusion surrounding Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider continued last night after he reportedly told a TV news channel he was prepared to play for his country again provided they could guarantee his safety.

Pakistani network Geo News had earlier reported that Haider had retired from the sport and was seeking asylum in England after fleeing the Pakistan team hotel in Dubai just hours before the fifth and final one-day international against South Africa in Dubai.

Haider abandoned the squad after apparently receiving death threats following his part in Pakistan's victory in the fourth ODI, in which he made 19 not out and hit the winning runs. But the same station later carried contradictory quotes from the player, suggesting he would be prepared to play for his country again