Former Pakistan skipper Younis Khan has are available in help of Shoaib Akhtar who has accused the PCB’s authorized division of being incompetent.
“What a befitting and bitter fact spoken by Shoaib Akhtar! It takes a spine to be merely uncompromisingly forthright. Time for Pakistan Cricket Board to actually consider his remarks for the betterment of Pakistan cricket and its gamers. I stand by with Shoaib Akhtar,” Younis mentioned on Twitter.
Akhtar had launched a tirade in opposition to the Pakistan Cricket Board and its authorized workforce within the aftermath of the three-year ban given to batsman Umar Akmal. He accused them of giving cowl to deprave cricketers of their selection however feeding different out-of-favours ones to the lions.
“The board has given cowl to saved and rehabilitated match-fixers, which has developed this mindset that ‘okay I’ll serve my six-month or two years ban however shall be again once more like Sharjeel Khan’,” Akhtar had mentioned in a video on his YouTube channel as he pushed for formalised legal guidelines in opposition to corruption in cricket.
The Rawalpindi Specific additionally criticised PCB’s authorized advisor Tafazzul Rizvi, whom he described as an “inept particular person” for being exhausting on Akmal however not having the ability to “learn a primary contract”.
Nonetheless, following this, Rizvi filed a felony and defamation go well with in opposition to Akhtar.
In an announcement, PCB mentioned that it was disenchanted with Akhtar’s “poor selection of phrases” and that Rizvi has initiated the proceedings at his personal discretion.
“The PCB is disenchanted with Shoaib Akhtar’s poor selection of phrases whereas publically commenting concerning the PCB’s authorized division and its authorized advisor,” mentioned the PCB.
“The language utilized by Shoaib Akhtar was extremely inappropriate and disrespectful, and can’t be condoned in any civilised society.
“The PCB’s authorized advisor, Taffazul Rizvi, in his personal discretion, has initiated defamation and felony proceedings in opposition to Shoaib Akhtar, whereas the PCB too reserves its rights,” he added.
Earlier, Ramiz Raja had welcomed PCBs resolution to ban Umar on corruption prices, saying the batsman has formally made it to the “checklist of idiots” and that folks like him ought to be put in jail.
“So, Umar Akmal formally makes it to the checklist of idiots! Banned for 3 years. What a waste of a expertise! It is excessive time that Pakistan moved in direction of passing a legislative legislation in opposition to match fixing. Behind bars is the place such jack a**** belong! In any other case courageous for extra!!” Raza mentioned in a tweet.