Lahore, Apr.29 (ANI): Tainted Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif could only return to Dubai after 25 years, if the appeal made by Dubai's senior public prosecutor is accepted by the court.
The senior public prosecutor in Dubai Shakir Hashim Al Darmakl, while contradicting reports which said that Asif has not been banned for life from entering Dubai, said: "It is a 25-year-ban that I had recommended for him for carrying a drug."
Darmakl informed that during Asif's 19 day detention in Dubai, his eyes were also scanned to prevent him from entering the city.
"If he tries to enter into this country by any other passport again, he can easily be caught," The Daily Times quoted Darmakl, as saying.
Asif had earlier claimed that he was not deported from the UAE for possessing a banned substance.
He had told the PCB enquiry committee looking after the issue, that he was not deported from Dubai.
The chief of the enquiry committee, Wasim Bari, said that the committee has asked Asif to supplement his claims by documents.
"Asif told us verbally that he can enter the UAE, but we need a document to back up his claim. We want to give him time to prove it otherwise. We want to give Asif as much time as we can. If he fails to submit the required letter by the first week of next month, we will submit our findings to the PCB," Bari told mediapersons.
Asif is also facing a one year ban from the Indian Premier League (IPL) for testing positive for the nandrolone during the league's inaugural season in September last year. (ANI)