Pakistan’s team media manager, Umar Farooq Kalson, and the PCB’s GM (International Cricket), Adnan Ali, are facing scrutiny after pictures and videos surfaced of them visiting a Colombo casino.

Both officials are in Colombo as part of the Pakistani contingent for the ongoing Asia Cup 2023, and their visit to a gambling establishment has raised concerns with the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit as it violates the code of conduct.

Numerous Pakistani fans on social media have criticised the officials, questioning their maturity and carelessness in engaging in gambling activities.

Former Test opener Mohsin Khan also expressed surprise at the irresponsible behaviour of the two PCB officials in going to a casino during the tournament.

Ironically, during the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Pakistan’s former captain Moin Khan, who was manager and chief selector with the team, was called back to Pakistan in the middle of the tournament after he and his wife were spotted at a casino in Christchurch before a match against the West Indies.

Moin also claimed his innocence, saying they had gone to have dinner, but the then PCB Chairman, Shaharyar Khan, made it clear that Moin had breached the team’s and his contractual code of conduct.