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Zulqarnain leaves London, heads back to Pakistan
| Updated at: 0404 PST, Monday, April 25, 2011|
LONDON: Former wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has left London to return to Pakistan, Geo News reported. He would arrive in Islamabad on Monday morning.
The wicketkeeper stunned the cricket world last November when he fled the team hotel in Dubai during series against South Africa. He spent nearly six months in England.
On reaching London where he applied for asylum, Zulqarnain claimed that he fled the team hotel because of threats from unknown person to cooperate in fixing the matches or face dire consequences. He had also announced to quit cricket.
Later, Zulqarnain withdrew his asylum application with the British home office and planned to return home.