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Asif likely to escape any harsh penalties for Dubai ordeal

cricket Updated: Apr 09, 2009 16:35 IST
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Pakistan's banned pacer Mohammad Asif is expected to escape without any harsh penalties after he submitted the required documents to the inquiry committee that is probing his 19-days detention in Dubai last year.

Sources close to Asif said that he had submitted documents which confirmed there was no ban on him from traveling to or entering Dubai."He has submitted the documents as he wants the inquiry committee to also quickly give its findings on this issue which should now be closed," one source said.

The Pakistan cricket Board constituted the three-man committee headed by former Test captain Wasim Bari to find out if Asif had committed any major violation of his contract with the board during his detention in Dubai.

The Dubai authorities detained the pacer last June while he was returning from India after finding a minimal quantity of opium in his wallet. Asif claims he didn't know it was opium and the substance was given to him by a local Hakeem as medicine for his elbow injury.

The Dubai authorities, however, didn't charge Asif and released him after 19-days.