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    Mohammad Asif held in Dubai

    Mohammad Asif, the Pakistan fast bowler, has been held in Dubai on suspicion of possessing drugs.

    The fast bowler, who tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone, nearly two years ago, was held back by local authorities the day before yesterday though it is believed that they have not yet registered a case against him.

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    Was just going to post this. Oh dear, not a good look especially after he's been in the dock for it before.
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    Nothing suprises me with Pakistani cricket though this came close.
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    Pakistani cricket: Where amazing happens.


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    Quote Originally Posted by duffer View Post
    Pakistani cricket: Where amazing happens.
    Off the field at least.

    God, what a balls up. Hope it isn't true for his sake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffer View Post
    Pakistani cricket: Where amazing happens.
    Whats amazing is not this news but that cricket enthusiasts should find this news "amazing".

    Why are you surprised ?

    Just because the Paksitani authorities, the Pakistani fans and supporters, Pakistani media and public in general, continue to force their heads deeper still into the sand emerging only to scream, that "the needles found on Shoaib were for insulin" or that the legendary heroes (let them remain un-named for to restart another controversy is not my intention) have never had anything "proven" against them and hence match-fixing and other allegations are figments of fertile imagination etc., the facts don't change. It doesn't change the fact that things have been getting from murky and murkier to dirty and dirtier in the sub-continent in general and Pakistan in particular.

    If we think that bringing the culprits to book is somehow connected to national pride and brings collective shame then their is no hope for us.

    But surprised? No Sir - I am not surprised at all. Yes, I would have been a bit more surprised if he was caught by a Pakistani airport authority and then convicted.
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    If true (not the detention but the posession), then Asif must rank as one of the most stupid and arrogant guys on the face of the planet

    I live in Dubai and, as a hub for airlines and a place visited by millions every year, it's extremely well known that there is zero tolerance for drugs here - guy was recently detained for having poppy seeds (input to certain drugs) from a roll on his jacket

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    If true (not the detention but the posession), then Asif must rank as one of the most stupid and arrogant guys on the face of the planet

    I live in Dubai and, as a hub for airlines and a place visited by millions every year, it's extremely well known that there is zero tolerance for drugs here - guy was recently detained for having poppy seeds (input to certain drugs) from a roll on his jacket
    What's the average punishment if found guilty for stuff like opium and hashish over there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    What's the average punishment if found guilty for stuff like opium and hashish over there?
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    Whatever his talents on the cricketing field, I think its reasonable to assume that he will always have a start stop career like Shoaib.Hence will miss more matches than he plays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    What's the average punishment if found guilty for stuff like opium and hashish over there?
    Like anywhere, it depends on the individual case (trafficking vs personal use, etc)

    However, to the best of my knowledge, the authorities can hold you for a substantial period of time whilst investigating the case - can be several months

    Whatever the outcome, he wont be in a happy place right now and may not be for some time

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    Yikes! Four years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Yikes! Four years.
    Ain't good my friend

    Hope he has plenty of meat on his bones because it's 44 here today and UAE prisons arent renowned as holiday retreats

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Yikes! Four years.
    four years for 2 gram is not bad..i think it will go up based on the weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Yikes! Four years.
    Harsh indeed. Over here it would be a fine at best.

    Anyway if correct that he had drugs on him, he would be pretty stupid and would deserve what he gets. Places like Singapore, Thailand and the UAE are the last places you would be stupid enough to bring drugs into. Or try to at least.
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