PCB seeks clarification from Moin Khan over casino visit

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan reportedly upset over chief selector’s action ahead of Pak-West Indies match


Web Desk February 23, 2015
Moin Khan. PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sought on Monday a clarification from Chief Selector Moin Khan over his visit to a casino ahead of the Pakistan-West Indies World Cup match held in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Saturday, Express News reported.

PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan is reportedly upset over the chief selector’s action, and is expected to address the media in this regard at 5pm.

According to sources, cricket authorities -- who are unhappy with Moin's stay in New Zealand -- might order him to return to Pakistan very soon.

Moin was appointed as the chief selector for the ICC World Cup 2015 and has been travelling with the green team for the tournament.

Earlier, as many as eight cricket players, including maverick former captain Shahid Afridi, were also fined for breaching a team curfew ahead of their crucial World Cup game against India, sources told AFP.

Read: Boys gone wild: Afridi, Shehzad among 8 cricketers fined for breaching team curfew

They were also warned that a repeat offence would see them kicked out of the tournament.

A revitalised West Indies had cashed in on a sensational Pakistan batting collapse to notch their first victory of the World Cup by 150 runs at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on February 21.

Read: West Indies bounce back with 150-run rout of Pakistan

The Caribbean cricketers had scored 310-6, with 115 runs coming in a swashbuckling final 10 overs involving Lendl Simmons, Andre Russell and Darren Sammy.

Back-to-back defeats to India and West Indies have left Pakistan at the bottom of Pool B while the West Indies chances of making the top four to qualify for they play-offs improved considerably.

While the West Indies batting showed substance lacking in their recent matches, they were assisted by Pakistan having a miserable day in the field compounded by four dropped catches.

 

COMMENTS (20)

E M Khan | 6 years ago | Reply Nothing wrong except the timing,you don't go galavanting when on [email protected]:
Ali | 6 years ago | Reply if he visited Casino than what is the problem? Whatever Available online is just views from different people , some say he gambled, others are telling every body that he met with bookies, these are all specultions , no proof or any concrete evidence so far. May be he went there for good food as in some casino they offer very nice fish and chips which are halal off course As a benefit of the doubt , let's give him a way out.
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