Pakistan cricketer Imam-ul-Haq landed in deep controversy after a series of obscene chats were out on social media allegedly of him having multiple affairs and cheating on girls a few days back. The opening batsman has finally responded for the first time since the scandal broke out in public.
Imam apologises for his irresponsible acts
Imam-ul-Haq has been an integral part of the Pakistan squad for the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2019. He had a good outing in England scoring a fifty against Australia and a century against Bangladesh. However, soon after the World Cup, Imam found himself in deep water when a Twitter user leaked chats on social media accusing the cricketer of having multiple affairs with women and exploiting them.
Imam, who is the nephew for former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has given a public apology for the untoward turn of events. Pakistan Cricket Board (PC) has also intimated Imam-ul-Haq that despite this being his personal matter, they want their players to maintain a certain protocol.
“Imam was remorseful and has apologised for what all has happened. But we have told him in clear terms although this is his personal and private matter but we expect our players to adhere to the highest standards of ethics and discipline,” PCB MD Wasim Khan said.
Wasim Khan further added that PCB took the issue on an urgent basis and have spoken to Imam-ul-Haq. The apex body is hopeful that these kinds of events won’t take place anymore in the future.
“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. Hopefully we will not see such incidents again,” Wasim concluded.