‘No plans to testify in Hair’s case against ICC’
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq today made it clear that he would not testify in Australian umpire Darrell Hair’s racial discrimination suit against the ICC in London.
Inzamam, who had been summoned to appear as a witness in the ongoing hearing at the Central Employment Tribunal, said he had no time to go there at the moment.
“At the moment I have no plans to go to London as I am busy with Pakistan (for the ongoing Test series against South Africa). Later on I will see what to do after consulting my lawyers and the board,” he said.
Inzamam was Pakistan’s captain during the infamous Oval Test fiasco, which led to Hair’s sacking from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires.
Inzamam, who has announced his retirement after playing the second Test against South Africa in Lahore, refused to divulge any details of his much-talked about stint with the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL).
“Right now I am busy with the second Test and will later see about my future,” said Inzamam.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan cricket Board (PCB) claimed that Mohammad Yousuf had not signed any contract with the ICL as yet. “I know that he was sent a contract by the ICL but I am not sure he has signed it,” PCB Chairman Nasim Ashraf told reporters today.
Asked why Yousuf was persuaded back into the fold when the board policy was to not consider players, who had aligned with the ICL, Ashraf said, “We have said we will not consider those players who go and play in the ICL. As yet no player has gone to India to play the ICL. So we are trying to convince them to change their minds.”