Pakistan selector sent home

Moin Khan, who insists he has done nothing wrong, was ordered to return home immediately on Tuesday and explain his visit to a casino in Christchurch two days before the team’s 150-run loss against the West Indies last Saturday.

“There are widespread allegations into the conduct of the chief selector having brought the image of Pakistan and PCB into disrepute,” a statement by the Pakistan Cricket Board said.

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan made the decision to act after speaking to the chief selector and other members of the team’s management.

Shaharyar said:??He’s been recalled immediately so that he can explain his position himself, and by which time we will also have a full picture.

Shaharyar stated that Moin had admitted to visiting the casino with his wife and had dinner with a friend.

He added: “When I told Moin there are lots of allegations against you, and even members of the Upper House discussed it in Parliament today, he told me that all the accusations are wrong.

“He was also disappointed to go to the casino, but he told me he went there to have dinner, and didn’t do anything else.”

Manager Naveed Akram Cheema will take over as chief selector of the tour selection committee, including coach Waqar Younis and captain Misbah-ul-Haq.

Pakistan have lost its two pool games against India and the West Indies. They next face Zimbabwe on Sunday.

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