Pakistan’s embattled chief selector Moin Khan, under investigation by the cricket board for visiting a casino in New Zealand, has been immediatedly summoned back to the country by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to clarify his position.
The PCB launched an official investigation into reports that Moin visited a casino shortly before the team’s calamitous World Cup defeat to the West Indies.
“We have launched an investigation over the reports that Moin Khan visited a casino, action will be taken if the reports are proven true,” Shaharyar Khan, the chairman of the PCB, earlier told reporters. Pakistan team manager Naveed Cheema confirmed that an inquiry had been launched. “Yes, the PCB chairman has asked me to investigate the affair,” Cheema said in Australia without going into details or what action will be taken against Moin.
It emerged today that ex-chairman Najam Sethi, who is now a member of the governing board, had thrown his weight behind the former wicketkeeper, while current chief Shaharyar Khan was strictly in favour of ordering Moin back to Pakistan.