Rizvi, the long-serving authorized counsel of the PCB had despatched a defamation discover to the quick bowler after he made some scathing remarks about him whereas criticising the three-year ban imposed on discarded Test batsman, Umar Akmal.
“I am not satisfied with the reply we have received from Shoaib Akhtar’s legal counsel and we will be taking him to court,” Rizvi mentioned. He mentioned that the case can be filed on his behalf by the senior barrister, Azam Tarar very quickly.
Akhtar, in flip, has demanded an unconditional apology and compensation of 10 million rupees to be donated to a charity. He got here out extra defiant insisting he’ll struggle the authorized case.
“Whatever I said on my channel was for the betterment of Pakistan cricket and to point out to the Board where it needed to put things right. Whatever I said about Rizvi was based on my personal interaction with him,” Akhtar mentioned.
The PCB whereas issuing a press release on Shoaib Akhtar’s video and sharply rebuking him had additionally made it clear that Rizvi had filed the discover in his private capability and never as a Board official. Rizvi clarified that he had despatched two notices to the Pakistan bowler one in Pakistan and one from London. He has nonetheless not responded to the discover despatched from London. We are ready for a reply.”
Rizvi mentioned that he supposed to pursue the defamation case in opposition to Akhtar within the court docket of legislation in Pakistan and UK as his standing had been broken by the quick bowler by way of his baseless and unacceptable remarks.
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