Karachi, July 4: Pakistan cricket, which has been entangled with several controversies, encountered with another shocking allegation. Malang Ali, the masseur of the cricket team, has been accused of sexually harassing an employee of a hotel in London.
According to media reports, Ali was sent back to Pakistan when the rest of the team continued to stay in London during the recently concluded Champions Trophy.
India Today quoted one source as saying, "The hotel management informed the Pakistani team officials that one of their female workers had lodged a complaint with them that she was sexually harassed by the masseur of the team."
Informing about the inside story, the source added, "The team management then conducted a inquiry and found out that the allegations against Malang had substance and it was decided to send him back home immediately to avoid any legal complications and another embarrassing situation for Pakistan cricket."
Media reports also claimed that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) removed Ali from the board after questioning the accused after his return to the country.
Co-incidentally, Ali had been accused of stealing cash and valuables from a players room in 2008 during ICC Youth World Cup in Malaysia.
Speaking about Ali's re-appointment in the team, the source said, "The irony was that even through the team management reported him to the Board on the basis of CCTV footage in the team hotel, Malang after a period of suspension was again back working with the national team because of his close ties with some players who have backed him to be with the team for a while now."