Malik and Mirza to wed in Dubai
Change of venue comes amid claims that Malik is already married and the mounting hostility over the sports stars' cross-cultural relationship.
April 4, 2010 8:32 by Ben Flanagan
Pakistan cricket star Shoaib Malik and Indian tennis player Sania Mirza are considering getting married in Dubai, following the mounting hostility over their cross-cultural relationship and claims that Malik is already married.
Right wing parties have called for Mirza to be banned from playing tennis for India if the wedding goes ahead, and another woman has come forward claiming that she is already married to Malik, 7DAYS reports, citing media reports in India.
The cricketer’s ‘wife’, Ayesha Siddiqui, says she is still married to Malik after the pair tied the knot via telephone back in 2002. “He dumped me because his team-mates said I was fat. I need an official divorce,” Siddiqui told media.
Malik denies the marriage and says he will file a defamation suit.