RAWALPINDI: Cricketer Muhammad Asif and actress Veena Malik entered wedlock in London recently.Mohammad Asif became the latest cricketer to fall for a TV celebrity after the Pakistani pacer tied the knot with TV personality Veena Malik in London.
The marriage took place on May 28 in London with the couple quietly slipping out of Islamabad, the ‘Jang’ newspaper reported.
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.
According to reliable sources, the wedding took place on May 28. Veena Malik had left for London with Asif while wearing a burqa from the Islamabad airport. Asif gave Veena a car as a gift on her birthday, while Veena bore Asif’s expenses including the fee of the lawyers he had hired in connection with cases relating to his cricketing career.
It is divulged that Asif had assured Veena that he would make public their marriage on his return to the national cricket team in September. It may be noted that Veena Malik has ended her interaction with the press following the revelation of this news.