Shoaib's passport seized over marriage muddle

Pakistan's cricket player Shoaib Malik speaks to the media outside the residence of India's tennis player Sania Mirza in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. (Reuters)

Indian police on Monday seized Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik's passport while he was quizzed at the home of his fiancee, tennis player Sania Mirza, over claims he is already married. Preparations for the sporting stars' cross-border wedding in the Indian city of Hyderabad have been marred by allegations that Indian woman Ayesha Siddiqui married Shoaib "by telephone" in 2002 and has documents to prove the alliance.
"It is a preliminary investigation. The Siddiqui family have lodged a complaint and the Hyderabad police are verifying the facts," Andhra Pradesh state police chief R.R. Girish Kumar told AFP.



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