PCB slaps Mohammad Asif with 6.6 million rupee bill for Dubai expenditure

March 21st, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar.21 (ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asifs tribulations seem to be far from over as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked him to pay 6.6 million rupees for the money spent on him during his detention in Dubai.
According to the Dawn newspaper, the PCB claims that it paid 5.7 million rupees to a Dubai based lawyer to help the disgraced bowler when he was detained by Dubai airport officials on charges of carrying a banned substance.
Furthermore, the PCB said that the then Director Human Resources, Nadeem Akram was sent to Dubai. Nadeem was paid an amount of 350,000 rupees as daily allowance for his Dubai stay.300, 000 rupees was also paid to the PCB lawyer Taffazzul Hussain Rizvi.
Asif, however, has refused to pay the PCB bill saying that how come the board appointed lawyer before the case was heard in a court of law.
The 25-year-old fast bowler was held at Dubai airport June last year while returning home from in India, and charged with possessing a small amount of opium. He tried to avoid the large number of media waiting for him outside Jinnah terminal and opted not to come out of the lounge. (ANI)

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