Banned cricketer Mohammad Asif. – File Photo
Banned cricketer Mohammad Asif. – File Photo

KARACHI: Banned Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif Wednesday said he was robbed of cash and valuables at gunpoint in Lahore, a claim police have denied.

Asif, who was given a seven-year ban - with two of them suspended - by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2011 for spot-fixing, said the incident took place near Lahore airport in the early morning.

“Although I have been through a lot in the last two years because of the spot-fixing scandal but this incident was a nerve-wracking one, for one because they pointed guns in my face,” Asif told Reuters.

He said four armed robbers took 92,000 Pakistani rupees ($930), his wallet containing cards, his passport and his expensive watch.

“It was scary and I have filed a report with the police station of the area,” added the 30-year-old.

However, the police by denying the claims by the controversial cricketer, said the incident was a result of a personal dispute and not a robbery. The local police department has lodged a case against Asif for causing damages at a local restaurant.

Asif was released from a British prison in May last year after serving half of a one-year term for his part in bowling deliberate no-balls during a Lord's test against England in 2010.

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Comments (15) Closed

Jun 26, 2013 09:11pm

Personal dispute. Great. Job done by the police.

Next one please.

Jun 26, 2013 09:24pm

so who should I believe a spot fixer or the police

Afif Naeem
Jun 26, 2013 11:09pm

Its alright pal. Call Mazhar Majeed for some help.

Jun 26, 2013 11:31pm

Criminal butt, criminal Amir and criminal Asif. Please get lost - Pakistanis have had enough of your shameless acts.

Jun 26, 2013 11:52pm

its okay. Asif was one of the three stupid & greedy robbers who robbed us of our pride & dignity in the cricketing world and brought heaps of shame on us. No big deal if now he gets robbed. What goes around, comes around.

Mazhar Hussain
Jun 27, 2013 12:16am

Asif not that important to get this much of media attention.

Jun 27, 2013 12:28am

Oh please. Have you no shame man. Give us a break!!

Jun 27, 2013 11:14am


True Indian
Jun 27, 2013 11:44am

Jo banda apni aur apne mulk ki izzat luta ke baitha ho, use koi kya lootega....

Javed Iqbal
Jun 27, 2013 01:26pm

A cheat will always be a cheat

Jun 27, 2013 01:41pm

@sadia: agreed...

Jun 27, 2013 04:36pm


Abc cricket
Jun 27, 2013 11:51pm

@Yawar: Sorry i wanted to give a thumbs up for your comment but my finger hit thumbs down. Spot on! Dilemma hai to sahi kisam ka.

Perwaiz Hayat
Jun 28, 2013 05:32pm

You are proven cheat and rest be assured people of Pakistan have no sympathy with you even if it would have been true.

Perwaiz Hayat
Jun 28, 2013 05:34pm

You are proven cheat and rest be assured people of Pakistan have no sympathy with you even if it would have been true.