Pakistan have fond memories of their last World Cup in Australia, as they won the 1992 edition of the competition. But things have looked desperate for the men in green, who have not won a single game in the ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand this time around.
To make things worse for the men in green, Moin Khan, the chief selector of the national cricket team has been asked to give clarifications over his visit to the casino before the all important clash against West Indies.
Pakistan cricket and controversy always goes hand in hand and this World Cup has been no different as few days ago, their fielding coach Grant Luden almost resigned from the position following misconduct by some senior members of the Pakistan team.
The Pakistan Cricket Board isn't a happier lot and will only take a concrete decision after looking into the matter in detail.
"We are looking at the facts and will make a judgement only after everything is clear. As the reports suggest he went to the casino before the West Indies match. I think it was rather inappropriate before a crucial game. But as I said, we will pass a judgement only after studying the facts," DAWN quoted PCB chairman Shahryar Khan as saying.
"We are aware of all the criticism the team has been subjected to after their loses. But we just want the team to shake off negativity and perform without any pressure whatsoever. We fully support then."
If the Pakistan team does not rise to the occasion in the round robin stages, it would not be a surprise to see them exit from the competition early on.
"We are aware of all the criticism the team has been subjected to after their loses. But we just want the team to shake off negativity and perform without any pressure whatsoever. We fully support then.''
After investigation, if the PCB finds Moin Khan guilty, the former Test captain might be called back (to Pakistan)as well, which would attract negative press, which the PCB would want to avoid.
It is time that the Pakistan team focuses on what lies ahead in the tournament as they prepare for a clash against minnows, Zimbabwe on 1 March.
It is a must win game for Pakistan, as they are yet to register their first points in the competition.