Moin called back over casino visit scandal


Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Tuesday announced that Moin Khan has been called back from New Zealand after he was spotted at a casino before West Indies.

Pakistan chief selector Moin Khan has finally confessed that he did went to a casino before Pakistan’s World Cup match against West Indies.

Visiting a casino during an important World Cup campaign has been considered as a breach of PCB’s code of conduct and therefore he has been called back.

Moin had initially even denied that he visited the casino in spite of video evidence, which went viral on social media.

Moin had later changed his stance and said that he went to a casino only on a tip that some players were there.

However, he has confessed that he did go to a casino only to eat and not to gamble as has been portrayed by the media. Moin has also apologized for his initial statement where he said that he went to a casino to check which players were there.

There were also reports that Shaharyar was of the view that Moin should be called back while PCB Executive Committee Chariman Najam Sethi was against the decision.

Finally, PCB has taken decision of calling Moin back home and team manager Naveed Akram Cheema would also be the chief selector from now onwards duiring the World Cup campaign.

Shaharyar on Tuesday said that Moin has told them that he visited the casino with his wife to eat.