'Pakistan players not summoned by Jamaican authorities'
Apr 26, 2007 - 4:10:44 PM
Karachi, April 26 - The Pakistan Cricket Board - has again denied media reports that the Jamaican police asked for eight players and officials to appear before the coroner in Kingston, Jamaica in connection with the Bob Woolmer's murder probe.
Zakir Khan, director cricket operations and Ehsan Malik, director media of the board, strongly refuted media reports and said there was no substance in these rumours.
Malik said the board has received no request or message from Jamaica asking for the players and officials to be sent to Kingston.
'We have had no such communication with the Jamaican police or authorities. Our position is very clear on this issue and if we do get any request from them, we will ask them to handle it on a government-to-government level,' Malik was quoted as saying by the Dawn Thursday.
Zakir also expressed his ignorance over the board on getting any communication from Jamaica.
'If anything had come I would be aware of it. But no one in the board has any knowledge about this at all,' he said.
The chairman of the board, Nasim Ashraf and his advisor, Saleem Altaf are currently in the West Indies to watch the World Cup semi-finals and the final.
Asad Mustafa, the Pakistan team's assistant manager in the World Cup still stationed in Kingston, has also denied of having any knowledge about the Jamaican authorities asking for eight players and officials from Pakistan.
'Frankly, speaking at this moment we don't even know when they will have the inquest,' he said.
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