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Match-fixing row: PCB legal advisor files defamation case against Akhtar

Akhtar had defended Umar Akmal in a YouTube video and criticised the three-year ban on him imposed by the Disciplinary Panel of the board

Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar (Photo: @shoaib100mph)
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Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar. He had called the PCB and their legal team incompetent. (Photo: @shoaib100mph)

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Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi has initiated defamation and criminal proceedings against the former speedster Shoaib Akhtar for his "highly inappropriate and disrespectful" remarks against the country's cricket governing body and its legal department.
 
Akhtar had defended Umar Akmal in a YouTube video and criticised the three-year ban on him imposed by the Disciplinary Panel of the board.
 
In a statement, PCB on Wednesday expressed disappointment over Akhtar's "poor choice of words".
 
"The PCB is disappointed with Shoaib Akhtar's poor choice of words while publically commenting about the PCB's legal department and its legal

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First Published: Apr 30 2020 | 11:59 AM IST

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