Karachi: Lambasted for visiting casino before the match against West Indies in Christchurch, chief selector Moin Khan has found an unlikely supporter in Sarfraz Nawaz, who feels media relating the incident to possible match-fixing was ridiculous.
“If anyone has to fix a match, then I believe a casino would be the last place to do that,” Sarfraz, an outspoken former pacer, told PPI.
“Casino is place of gambling and a person can stopover for anything, for example, to eat. This cannot be and should not be related to match-fixing,” he added.
After a video went viral of Moin Khan visiting a casino allegedly before the match against West Indies, the former captain has been criticized heavily for breaching discipline during the big World Cup event.
Reports also surfaced, relating the former match-fixing scandals of Moin Khan, with the incident, conceiving a likely relationship, especially with the fact that Pakistan was favorite for the match but lost it by a huge margin of 150 runs.
“Moin can also say in defense that he visited the casino only to see, which Pakistan players were there,” Sarfraz added.
PCB on Monday initiated an inquiry in Moin’s case, which was announced by PCB chief Shaharyar Khan in a press conference in Lahore.
Shaharyar said that according to his sources Moin did went to the casino but it was two days before the match against the Caribbean team.
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