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)

June 26, 2013 9:11 pm

Personal dispute. Great. Job done by the police.

Next one please.

June 26, 2013 9:24 pm

so who should I believe a spot fixer or the police

Afif Naeem
June 26, 2013 11:09 pm

Its alright pal. Call Mazhar Majeed for some help.

June 26, 2013 11:31 pm

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

June 26, 2013 11:52 pm

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
June 27, 2013 12:16 am

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

June 27, 2013 12:28 am

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

June 27, 2013 11:14 am


True Indian
June 27, 2013 11:44 am

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

Javed Iqbal
June 27, 2013 1:26 pm

A cheat will always be a cheat

June 27, 2013 1:41 pm

@sadia: agreed...

June 27, 2013 4:36 pm


Abc cricket
June 27, 2013 11:51 pm

@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
June 28, 2013 5:32 pm

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
June 28, 2013 5:34 pm

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

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