Former Pakistan tempo spearhead has answered to the defamation realize despatched to him by way of the Cricket Board’s criminal suggest Tafazzul Rizvi, calling it “legally faulty, merit-less and misconceived”. The temperamental pacer additionally demanded an apology from Rizvi for seeking to “publicly humiliate, degrade, defame and mock” him.
“No matter I mentioned on my channel was once for betterment off Pakistan cricket and to show to the board the place it had to put issues proper. No matter I mentioned about Rizvi was once according to my private interplay with him,” Akhtar mentioned.
“My feedback about PCB & Mr. Rizvi are expression of opinion given in public pastime to show shortcomings in PCB with hope for development,” he tweeted.
Rizvi, the lengthy serving criminal suggest of the Pakistan Cricket Board, after, on his YouTube channel, the short bowler referred to as him “inept” whilst criticising the three-year ban imposed on discarded Take a look at batsman .
Akmal was once banned for failing to document corrupt approaches. Rizvi has demanded an unconditional apology and repayment of Rs 10 million to be donated to a charity.
However Akhtar has been defiant, insisting he’ll struggle the case. The PCB, whilst issuing a observation on Akhtar’s video and sharply rebuking him, additionally made it transparent that Rizvi had filed the attention in his private capability.
The short bowler has evolved a penchant for purchasing into controversies.
He lately evoked sharp reaction from former Indian gamers when he urged a charity fit between Pakistan and India to lift budget to struggle the coronavirus pandemic within the subcontinent.