The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly suspended former well-known fast-pace bowler Nadeem Iqbal over molestation allegations. Iqbal was working as a national-level coach. Iqbal was appointed as a coach for the Southern Punjab region by a previous PCB administration.
According to a PCB official, an inquiry was called and the case was investigated to find out if the coach had violated his terms of employment with the board and had been involved in the molestation of a female player.
“Obviously we can’t carry out any criminal investigation that is for the police to do but our inquiry will find out if he was in breach of his terms of the contract with us,” the official said.
As per the reports, the victim has filed a case against the coach in the police and claimed that she went for PCB women’s trials in Multan some years ago when Nadeem was one of the coaches. Moreover, she added that he got closer to her on purpose by promising her a spot on the team. She continued that the accused had taped her and blackmailed her.
“He got close to me with promises of selecting me for the women’s team and also getting me employment on the board. But over time he kept on sexually molesting me and also involved his friends. He also had me videotaped and later kept on blackmailing me,” she alleged in a video message.
Nadeem Iqbal’s Profile:
Full Name: Nadeem Iqbal
Born: 16 Dec 1971 Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan
Current age: 50 years 184 day(s)
Major teams: Pakistan A, Pakistan Steel, Hyderabad, Pakistan Cricket Board Patron’s XI, Public Works Department, Multan, Pakistan Customs, Vehari, United Bank Limited
Batting style: Right-handed
Bowling style: Right Arm Fast Medium