Discouraged By Rejections, Pakistani Cricketer Tries To Immolate Self In Lahore Stadium

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| October 1 , 2017 , 10:13 IST

Discontented after facing numerous rejections, a young Pakistani cricketer tried to immolate himself in a crowded stadium during a first-class match in Lahore on Saturday alleging that the selectors demanded a bribe to select him.

A right-hand pacer Ghulam Haider, slipped through the security and into the Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) field during a Quaid-e- Azam Trophy match and tried to immolate himself by pouring petrol on himself.

Some in the audience rushed to the ground and stopped the young cricketer in mid-attempt and called the security after which the LCCA pacified him.

Hailing from the east zone of Lahore association, Abbas said that after numerous rejections and false promises he was fed up with the game officials and had lost the hope to get into the first-class cricket matches.

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He said, "I have been performing well at the club and zonal level but they keep on ignoring me because I am from a poor background."

"At the end, they finally told me that if I want to play for the Lahore team, I should pay them money. Today I came here totally fed up and wanted to end my life," Abbas added.

Warning the Pakistani Cricket board, Abbas also said that he would set himself on fire in front of the Gaddafi stadium in his plea is not heard by the cricket control body.

 "If I die, the east zone officials and the LCCA head should be held responsible for it because they are not selecting players on merit," he said.