Wedding bells for Asif

Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 15:57 [IST]
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Wedding bells for Asif

Karachi: Controversial Pakistan player Mohammad Asif has tied the knot with Veena Malik, a TV personality in London.

The wedding ceremony took place on May 28 in London with the couple quietly slipping out of Islamabad, the Jang newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Quoting the reliable sources, the report said that Asif has assured Veena to announce the marriage publicly once his cricket career is back on track and he is selected in the Pakistan team for the forthcoming Champions Trophy in South Africa.

Asif is presently serving a 12-month ban for failing a dope test in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League last year.

He was also fined Rs one million by the Pakistan Cricket Board for possessing opium that landed him in 19 days of detention in Dubai airport.

However, the PCB has made it clear that the cricketer would be considered for the Champions Trophy.

The report also said that Veena, who became famous after hosting a comedy show on Geo television and is now hosting her own programme on another channel, has footed the bill of the legal expenses incurred by Asif fighting his recent cases related to the IPL dope test and Dubai detention.

Mohammad Asif became the latest cricketer to fall for an actress after the Pakistani pacer tied the knot with TV personality Veena Malik in London.


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