Monday Jul 29, 2019
LAHORE: Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq has apologised to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for an online scandal involving multiple women who accuse him of "cheating and manipulation".
The opening batsman had landed in hot waters last week when a few women posted alleged screenshots of his objectionable Whatsapp and Instagram conversations, accusing him of misleading and manipulating them.
But, speaking to reporters on Monday, PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan said Imam was "remorseful and has apologised" for the incident.
"Imam was remorseful and has apologised for what all has happened and admitted his mistake. He said the matter got out of hand due to a misunderstanding," PCB MD Wasim Khan said.
"But we told him in clear terms that, although this is his personal and private matter, we expect our players to adhere to the highest standards of ethics and discipline," the PCB top official said.
He said the board that taken serious notice of the matter and spoken about it with the batsman as he was an "ambassador of Pakistan cricket and Pakistan".
"We don't like to comment on personal affairs of a player but we expect that our centrally contracted players will also show more responsibility being ambassadors of Pakistan cricket and Pakistan," said the PCB MD.
"Hopefully we will not see such incidents again," he added.