Asif lashes out at the media

Karachi: Tainted Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif has lashed out at his detractors, saying he was not detained at Delhi airport but only questioned over his visa.

“I am very upset over the negative media campaign against me. There was no such thing like detention at the Delhi airport. I was questioned about my visa, which was a cricket visa and that was all,” Asif told cricketnirvana.com from Delhi. Asif also said he was in negotiations with the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Delhi Darevdevils and will have another meeting with the management on Monday evening.

His agent Salman Ahmed said he is hopeful that Asif will make it through these troubled times.

“His case was mishandled by various people. Now we are handling his case and for the doping case he will be represented by Sanghania and Co. and for the Dubai detention case we have hired Lutfi Associates,” said Ahmed. Ahmed said his client was yet to decide whether to accept the doping tribunal meeting in Mumbai instead of London. The IPL had shifted the hearing to London on January 24 due to strained relations between India and Pakistan.

Ahmed said Asif will soon decide whether to go back to Pakistan and then return, or do otherwise.

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