Angry Pakistani fans greet selector
ISLAMABAD (AP) - A handful of Pakistan cricket fans smashed eggs on their heads in anger yesterday after the country's chief selector returned home from the World Cup in disgrace because he visited a casino.
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan ordered Moin Khan to come back after the former wicketkeeper was criticised by former players and parliamentarians for dining out at a casino last week in Christchurch.
Going to gambling casinos, which are banned in the country, is unacceptable in Pakistani culture.
The frustrated fans at the airport chanted "Enemy of cricket Moin Khan" and "Get Moin Khan out" as the chief selector sneaked out of the airport in the southern port city of Karachi without talking to the media or facing angry fans.
When the fans couldn't see Moin at the airport they vented their anger by smashing eggs on their own heads.
"I am sorry with the entire nation for hurting them," Moin told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Karachi. "It was totally unintentional to go to a casino for dinner and in hindsight I chose a wrong place."