Pakistan: Molestation of female cricketer in Pakistan, national level coach suspended, used to blackmail by making videos

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A case of molestation with a female cricketer has come to light in Pakistan. A national level coach has been suspended in this case. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has acted on the complaint of the female player. Multan zone coach Nadeem Iqbal has done this act. Iqbal has played with former Pakistan captain and famous fast bowler Waqar Younis.

The woman cricketer leveled allegations against Nadeem. Taking action on this, the Pakistan Cricket Board first suspended the coach and then started investigation. Nadeem made his first-class debut for the team that Waqar Younis played for. Nadeem took 258 wickets in 80 first-class matches. At the same time, he took 65 wickets in 49 List A matches. At one point of time he was considered a better bowler than Waqar.

What did the PCB say?

Confirming the matter, a PCB official said, “We have started investigation in this matter. Our investigation team will find out whether Nadeem has violated any conditions of the job. We cannot do criminal investigation. The police will do this.”

What did the victim say?

The victim has also lodged a complaint with the police. The victim told that she had gone to Multan a few years ago to participate in the PCB Women’s Trial. Nadeem was one of the many coaches present there. While releasing the video, the victim said, “He promised to select me in the team and get a job in the board. After that he came closer to me. He used to sexually abuse me. He also included some friends in it. Made my video and blackmailed me.

There were also allegations against Yasir Shah

This is not the first time this has happened in Pakistan cricket. In 2014, five young women players accused the officials of a private cricket club in Multan of sexual abuse. Last year, Pakistani Test team spinner Yasir Shah was also accused of sexual abuse by a young woman. The charges against Yasir were dropped, but the case against his friend is still pending in the court.

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