Blind Twenty 20: Zeeshan’s father accuses host country for phenyl accident

‘It’s not a conspiracy against my son but against the nation’s hero’.


Our Correspondent December 09, 2012
Blind Twenty 20: Zeeshan’s father accuses host country for phenyl accident

ABBOTABAD: Accusing the Indian government for ‘punishing’ Pakistan’s blind cricket team captain, Iftikhar Abbasi, Zeeshan Abbasi’s father, demanded an inquiry into the incident.

Speaking to journalists from his residence in Ayubia, Iftikhar said that providing security to the touring Pakistani team was the responsibility of the Indian government. “They (the government and hotel management) were supposed to look after the food the team is given as they are visually impaired and cannot see what they are eating,” he said, outraged at the incident which almost cost his son’s life.

Skipper Zeeshan was rushed to a hospital in Banglore on Saturday after he drank a mild form of acid from a bottle which was supposed to contain water. But he was swiftly treated and released from the hospital the same day.

Iftikhar criticised the government and the cricket board for not informing him about the incident officially. “I heard about it on the news and immediately called Zeeshan.”

His father added that the incident was not a conspiracy against his son but against the nation’s hero.Iftikhar demanded that an inquiry be held into the incident and those responsible be punished. He also stressed on the need for strict security arrangements for the blind team in future.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2012.

COMMENTS (47)

v | 11 years ago | Reply

@Yuri Kondratyuk: For Pakis, everything is a conspiracy.

v | 11 years ago | Reply

@QuaideAzamTheGreat: Laughable.

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