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WC 2015: Did Pak chief selector Moin Khan visit a casino ahead of Windies game?

New Delhi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday launched an investigation into chief selector Moin Khan's alleged visit to a casino ahead of the team's World Cup clash against the West Indies.

PCB also sought a clarification from Moin Khan over the incident.

As per sources close to the PCB, Chairman Shaharyar Khan, clearly upset with Moin Khan's actions, is expected to order return of the 43-year-old.

PCB chairman promised action if required but also assured that Moin Khan would get a fair probe.

"We have launched an investigation over the reports that Moin Khan visited a casino, action will be taken if the reports prove true," Khan told reporters.

"As per initial reports, Moin Khan went there to have a meal two days before the match against the West Indies and a Pakistani couple photographed him and made a video," he said.

"But we will not make anybody a scapegoat and will investigate this incident before taking any action."

"Right now we have to support them. And if the team does not come up to expectations than we will have an inquiry after it returns home. We have to have some accountability.

"We want the team to shake off negativity and perform without any pressure whatsoever. We fully support then," he added.

The former wicketkeeper-batsman was anointed as chief selector for the ICC World Cup 2015.

Pakistan's campaign hit another snag earlier when the national team's fielding coach Grant Luden threatened to step down complaining of misbehaviour from three senior players.

According to details the incident, Luden complained that Shahid Afridi, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal had misbehaved with him during a training session.

Earlier in another incident, as many as eight cricket players, including maverick allrounder Shahid Afridi, were also fined for breaching a team curfew ahead of their crucial World Cup game against India.

Pakistan are languishing at the bottom of Pool B after consecutive defeats, prompting cricket fans in the country to hold a mock funeral for the national team.

With agency inputs

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