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World Cup: No disciplinary action against Pakistan selector Moin Khan

Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan will not face further disciplinary action after being sent home from the World Cup for visiting a casino.

AFP |March 3, 2015, 3:30 PM IST
World Cup: No disciplinary action against Pakistan selector Moin Khan

Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan will not face further disciplinary action after being sent home from the World Cup for visiting a casino.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said the matter had been investigated and no further action would be taken against Moin.

Moin Khan has suffered a terrible last few weeks, with Pakistan performing well below expectations at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and him being sent back home for visiting a casino, but did finally find some respite as the Pakistan Cricket Board announced he will not face any disciplinary action. Khan said he had gone to the casino in the New Zealand city of Christchurch for dinner with friends and family, but he apologised after his actions offended cricket fans in a country where gambling is viewed as taboo.

Speaking to reporters in Lahore Tuesday, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said the matter had been investigated and no further action would be taken against Moin. "He has admitted his fault. It was inappropriate for him to have dinner at the casino," Shaharyar Khan said. "The matter is now closed."

Moin Khan, a former wicketkeeper and captain, had visited the casino on February 20, a day before the team's Pool B game against the West Indies which they went on to lose by 150 runs. Pakistan are currently in second to last place in their pool following a narrow victory over Zimbabwe on Sunday.

Khan's expulsion from the World Cup was not a first for Pakistan at a mega-event. Shoaib Akhtar was sent home from the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007 after he hit fellow fast bowler Mohammad Asif with a bat.

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