The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not taken kindly to the recent comments made by Shoaib Akhtar regarding the organization’s legal department. In a YouTube video on his personal account, Akhtar had slammed PCB’s legal advisor Taffazul Rizvi and termed the individual as professionally incompetent.
Reacting to the fiery allegation-laden rant by Akhtar, the PCB has expressed disappointment over the former speedster’s poor choice of words. Additionally, Rizvi has filed a defamation lawsuit against Akhtar calling on him to retract his explosive statements.
“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 civilized society,” the PCB said in a statement.
“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,” the PCB added.