The Pakistan Cricket Board has suspended Nadeem Iqbal, a former fast bowler, pending an investigation into allegations of misbehaviour.
Nadeem Iqbal was a coach in the Southern Punjab region, and ESPNcricinfo believes that the complaint, which was brought to the PCB’s attention last week, stems from a sexual harassment claim. It’s also the subject of a police investigation that’s still going on.
Iqbal is from the same region as Waqar Younis, and the two played domestic cricket together in the late 1980s and 1990s. Few believed he was a more promising potential than Waqar at the time, particularly because of his ability to swing the new ball.
He, on the other hand, never made it to international cricket. In March of 2004, Iqbal retired from professional cricket. In 80 first-class matches, he took 258 wickets, while in 49 List A matches, he took 65 wickets.
A previous PCB government selected Iqbal as a coach for the Southern Punjab region. Although remained on the board’s payroll, he had not participated in any of the PCB’s several coaching programmes in the previous two years.