Cricketer Asif, family injured in road accident


LAHORE: Fast bowler Muhammad Asif and his family sustained injuries as their car crashed into a footpath due to speeding on Monday.

Asif and his family members received minor head injuries. They were immediately shifted to a nearby hospital for CT scans, reported a local media house.

The spot-fixing scandal famed bowler rammed his car into the footpath while trying to avoid a speeding car in Lahore’s Defence area.

Asif along with Salman Butt and Muhammad Amir was banned for five years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he was found guilty in a spot-fixing scandal exposed by a UK-based media house.

Off the trio, only Muhammad Amir was able to make a comeback to international after completing the ban-period.

Asif and Butt, however, have completed their ban period, were not picked by any Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise. However, they both represent WAPDA in domestic cricket.