Dubai agrees to deport Pakistan cricketer Muhammad Asif

DUBAI: Dubai officials have agreed to release Pakistan fast bowler Muhammad Asif who is expected to return home anytime tonight.

Public prosecutor in Dubai, Muhammad Al-Naimee dropped all the charges against Muhammad Asif after finding no concrete evidence. Umar will be sent back to Pakistan soon.

Muhammad Naimee in an interview to a local daily said all the charges against the detained cricketer had to be dropped as no significant proof establishing the crime could be gathered.

Muhammad Asif will be deported home as soon as all the documentation will be completed.

The Pakistani cricket player was arrested on allegedly keeping 0.24 grams of opium.

He remained in the police custody for 18 days.