The PCB has asked Moin Khan, Pakistan’s chief selector and a member of the tour selection committee, to return home after he was reportedly seen in a casino two days before the team’s clash against West Indies in Christchurch. The board has also launched an official investigation against him.

The team manager Naveed Cheema confirmed to AFP that he was heading the investigation, and Shaharyar Khan, the PCB chairman, said strict action will be taken against Moin should he be found guilty.

“We have launched an investigation over the reports that Moin Khan visited a casino, and action will be taken if the reports are proven true,” Shaharyar told reporters in Lahore. “As per initial reports, Moin went there to have a meal two days before the match against West Indies and a Pakistani couple photographed him and made a video. We will not make anybody a scapegoat and will investigate this incident before taking any action.”

Moin has held several positions in the Pakistan setup over the last year such as team manager, coach, and head of the selection committee. He was earlier removed as the team manager so that he could travel with the side to Australia and New Zealand as a member of the tour selection panel.