LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has fined runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider Rs 500,000 ($5,800) and put him on a year's probation for abandoning the team in Dubai over alleged death threats. Zulqarnain, 25-year-old, appeared before a three-member disciplinary committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday. "Zulqarnain accepted and apologised for his mistake in leaving the team and after his apology, the committee fined him Rs 500,000 ($5,800) and he will remain under observation for the period of one year," said head of the committee Sultan Rana. On Thursday, the PCB fined former captain Shahid Afridi Rs 4.5 million ($53,000) over a breach of contract by announcing his retirement from international cricket and levelling allegations against the PCB. Like Afridi, Zulqarnain acknowledged that he had erred. "I accept I made a mistake," Zulqarnain told reporters after the verdict and added: "But I did what I thought to be correct at that time. With the passage of time, I realised my mistake and will not do the same thing again." Zulqarnain hoped to stage a comeback. "It is up to the PCB and the selection committee to select me, but I will do my best to regain my place in the team," said Haider, who made his Test debut on last year's tour of England which was marred by a spot-fixing scandal. Zulqarnain, created a stir in Pakistan cricket by fleeing the team hotel and flying to London last November, saying he had received death threats from unknown people to fix a one-day match in the series against South Africa. He applied for political asylum in Britain and announced his retirement from international cricket. But after getting safety assurances from the Pakistani government, Zulqarnain returned home in April and reneged on his retirement.