The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi sent a legal notice to former Test cricketer Shoaib Akhtar for making controversial comments on PCB’s decision to ban Umar Akmal for three years.
According to the details, Rizvi filed a defamation suit of PKR Rs100 million against the former pacer. In a statement, Rizvi also demanded Akhtar to publicly apologize for using such inappropriate language.
“Pay Rs. 10 crores for defaming me and leveling false allegations against me, which will be donated to the Medical center of Lahore High Court Bar Association,” he said.
“Shoaib Akhtar remarks have affected my goodwill and have said false things about me on social media. His remarks were heard all over so I decided to send a legal notice,” he added.
It must be noted here that Akhtar targeted PCB’s legal advisor for favoring corrupt cricketers of their own choice.
“The board has given cover to, saved and rehabilitated match-fixers, which has developed this mindset that ‘okay I will serve my six-month or two years ban but will be back again like Sharjeel Khan’,” Akhtar bashed PCB’s legal department in a video on his Youtube channel.
Meanwhile, PCB also released a statement on the issue and expressed disappointment on Akhtar’s language while commenting on the matter.
“The PCB is disappointed with Shoaib Akhtar’s poor choice of words while publically commenting about the PCB’s legal department and its legal advisor. The language used by Shoaib Akhtar was highly inappropriate and disrespectful, and cannot be condoned in any civilised society. The PCB’s legal advisor, Mr. Taffazul Rizvi, in his own discretion, has initiated defamation and criminal proceedings against Shoaib Akhtar, while the PCB too reserves its rights,” PCB’s statement read.