The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended its Southern Punjab area coach following a police investigation towards him over his alleged involvement in sexually assaulting a girl cricketer.
In response to ESPNcricinfo, Nadeem Iqbal was appointed as a coach for the area by a earlier administration and the police investigation towards him got here to PCB’s discover final week.
As per the sufferer’s assertion within the FIR, the girl cricketer was a quick bowler in a university workforce in Gaggoo Mandi. 5 years in the past, the coach “requested her to return to his residence on weekends”, luring her with choice in his workforce and a job.
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The girl cricketer alleged that Iqbal had drugged and raped her three years in the past, saying that one of many coach’s good friend additionally joined him later within the heinous act.
She stated that Iqbal and his pals additionally made objectionable movies of her and uploaded them on social media. Later, she stated the previous firstclass cricketer made a faux marriage certificates and launched her to everybody as his spouse.
In response to the assertion, the cricketer stated that Iqbal kidnapped her on Might 29 and tortured and gang-raped her, including that the suspect additionally robbed her of jewelry, cell phone and money.
The girl cricketer alleged that Iqbal and his pals have dedicated such horrible acts with different feminine cricketers as effectively.
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PCB Director Nadeem Khan, after receiving the criticism, started investigation towards the coach who was later suspended by the board.
Gaggoo Mandi police is investigating the matter additional. Nonetheless, the cricketer claimed that the involved SHO was not cooperating along with her and that the investigation ought to be carried out by an “unbiased” officer.
In response to ESPNcricinfo, though Iqbal remained on the board’s payroll, he hadn’t been concerned in any of the quite a few teaching programmes the PCB ran for the final couple of years.