Pakistan Team Media Manager in Colombo Casino: Under the Asia Cup 2023, Super-4 matches are being played in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The India-Pakistan match has been moved to the reserve day. This match will now be completed on Monday. Meanwhile, a video of Pakistan team’s current media manager Umar Farooq Kalsan and board’s GM (International Cricket) Adnan Ali is going viral. Reports are claiming that both the officers have gone to a casino in Colombo. Both the officials are in Colombo as part of the Pakistani squad for the ongoing Asia Cup.
may have to face action
It is being said that both of them may have to face action from ICC’s anti-corruption unit if they go to the casino. Many Pakistani fans on social media have raised questions as to how PCB officials could be so “careless” as to indulge in gambling. The report quoted a PCB source as saying that at least 15-20 PCB officials had traveled between Colombo and Lahore. While some were there permanently as Pakistan is the official host of the Asia Cup. Pakistani journalist Shakeel Sheikh has also claimed this by sharing a video on X.
PCB media officials Umer Farooq Kalson and Adnan Ali having a good time in a casino in Colombo. Cricket fans will recall that Chief Selector/Manager Moin Khan was recalled during World Cup 2015 and sacked by PCB Chairman Sheharyar Khan when he was seen in a casino in Christchurch… pic.twitter.com/eRoF534xD1
— Shakil Shaikh (@shakilsh58) September 9, 2023– Advertisement –
Casino officials’ clarification – went for dinner
Casino officials later clarified after the news ran in some Pakistani news channels. He said he had gone to the casino only for dinner. However, this claim is being made fun of on social media. People are saying who goes to eat at a casino. According to the source, “He may face strict disciplinary action upon his return.”
Moin Khan had to face action
Former Test opener Mohsin Khan has also been criticized for irresponsible behavior when visiting casinos during the tournament. Let us tell you that during the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, former Pakistan captain Moin Khan was called back to Pakistan in the middle of the tournament because he and his wife were seen in a casino in Christchurch before the match against West Indies. He was the manager and chief selector of the team at that time. Moeen had also said that he had gone for dinner, but the then PCB chairman Shahryar Khan had made it clear that Moeen had violated the team and code of conduct.