Brit Pakistani cricketer says customs drilled holes in bats worth 536 pounds

May 9th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI  

LOndon, May 9 (ANI): A British Pakistani cricketer has alleged that Customs officials ruined eight of his bats by drilling holes in them to check for drugs.

Dilawar Hussain, 28, claimed that he spent 536 pounds on the new kit from Pakistan for his team.He told The Sun that he was baffled when the bats were delivered to him in Britain riddled with holes.

Takeaway owner Dilawar, who captains a local side in Blackburn, Lancashire, said: “They are now useless. They will splinter in a few games.

Dilawar bought the kit on a trip to Lahore and arranged for their shipping.

He said UK and Pakistani officials had blamed each other for making the holes, adding: “No one is owning up to the gaffe.”

A spokesman for UK Customs urged Dilawar to get in touch again to complain. (ANI)

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