10 Nov 2010

Lorgat critical of Haider's flight

6:35 am on 10 November 2010

Cricket's governing body has called for more co-operation from international players after Pakistan's Zulqarnain Haider retired claiming he had faced death threats.

The 24-year-old Haider, who was with the Pakistan team to play South Africa, Monday fled to London without telling the team management and the ICC's Anti-corruption and Security Unit of the threats.

The ICC's chief executive Haroon Lorgat says Haider made a mistake by not informing the ACSU and the case highlights the importance of sharing corruption information.

The ICC formed ACSU in 2001 a year after match-fixing scandals hit the game badly, ending in life bans on former captains Hansie Cronje (South Africa), Mohammad Azharuddin (India) and Salim Malik (Pakistan).