Ramiz said that all contracted players, including Yasir, were regularly reminded of their responsibilities as ambassadors and how to behave in public
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja on Wednesday conceded that leg-spinner Yasir Shah being accused of aiding an alleged sexual assaulter is "not good" for the game.
Yasir was named in an FIR filed by a couple at Islamabad's Shalimar police station two days back in which they have alleged that the cricketer aided his friend while knowing he had raped and made compromising videos of their 14-year old girl.
"It is a no-brainer, Yasir is a circuit player and while we train and educate these players they are in ambassadorial positions and should know with whom and where to socialise," Ramiz said at a press conference in Karachi.
PCB has been trying its best to present a positive image of Pakistan on the international stage. However, this incident has again promoted a negative aspect for the international media to talk about.
"I don't know what is the truth in this case but it is a fact that such headlines are not good for Pakistan cricket and especially at a time when there is a feel-good factor going through Pakistan Cricket now," the PCB Chairman said.
He said that all contracted players, including Yasir, were regularly reminded of their responsibilities as ambassadors and how to behave in public.
"It is a no-brainer that they must know with whom or when to socialise," Ramiz said.