Lahore, July 16, 2013 (PPI-OT): “The PCB is shocked by a news item published in a section of media that claims Moin Khan, the newly appointed Chief Selector of the Pakistan Cricket Team, was once convicted and fined for match fixing. This is completely baseless and false”, said the Spokesman of the PCB.
“Such irresponsible and false allegations hurt the national interest and cause demoralisation”, said the Spokesman. He said that Moin Khan had never been convicted for match fixing. This report harms the image of our veteran cricketer and that of the PCB and the country as a whole. It is unfortunate that such baseless news has appeared at a time when the new management of the PCB is trying in all sincerity to restore the credibility and performance of cricket in Pakistan”, said the PCB spokesman.
Mr. Moin Khan, Chairman National Selection Committee, said he was gravely disappointed by the publication of such a baseless report. In his statement he said, “The news has been fabricated to defame me as a person and as a cricketer.
I am utterly distressed and disappointed at this falsehood being peddled as a news item. My whole career reflects my love for the game and my continued effort to promote it even after my retirement. The publication of such false reports will not do any good to the game.”
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