Within months of announcing his retirement citing death threats from match-fixers, Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has reversed his decision, claiming that the situation has changed.
Zulqarnain, who returned home after fleeing the team hotel in Dubai last November to London, told the media that he had taken the decision to come out of retirement in national interest and he was now available for all cricket.
“I took a decision in national interest but now after getting assurances from the government I want to play cricket again at every level,” Zulqarnain said.
He said so far he had not been able to meet with the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board to discuss his future.
The PCB has made it clear that Zulqarnain has to first respond in writing to the notice it had sent him last year for fleeing the team hotel without informing the team management.