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Pak Pacer Sami In 'Drunken' Brawl

PTI 16 Dec 2010, 16:28:19 IST
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Karachi: Pakistan cricket's woes seem never to end. This time fiery pacer Mohammad Sami finds himself in the middle of a controversy.  

The Karachi Blues captain Mohammad Sami for years the mainstay of Pakistan's pace attack, is under investigation after being accused of brawling and damaging hotel furniture while drunk, Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) President Siraj Bukhari has said.  

The incident took place on Tuesday at the Grace Hotel in Rawalpindi, where the Karachi Blues were set to play its Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match.  

“We have been told that Sami fought with a team-mate and damaged hotel property while allegedly under the influence of alcohol,” the Daily Times quoted Bukhari, as saying.  

He further said that a detailed report on the incident has been summoned from the Karachi Blues team management.  

“We don't know the proper details of the incident and we will only decide on action after getting both sides of the story,” Bukhari said.  

Meanwhile, Sami was adamant that he was not under the influence of alcohol.  

“I had a misunderstanding with a fellow player, but it is not true I was drunk,” Sami said.  

According to reports, the hotel has also complained to the team management, and sought compensation for the damage to property by the 29-year-old cricketer.