The former Pakistani test skipper and the player, Younis Khan, has backed the former Pakistani bowler, Shoaib Akhtar, who recently took a dig at Pakistan Cricket Board’s legal advisor.
Shoaib is of the view that the board deals with different players differently. He hinted at Umar Akmal’s case who has been banned by PCB for the next three years while also raising Sharjeel’s comeback even after his involvement in a match-fixing case.
“The board has given cover to, saved and rehabilitated match-fixers, which has developed this mindset that ‘okay I will serve my six-month or two years ban but will be back again like Sharjeel Khan’,” Akhtar said earlier in a video on his YouTube channel.
“The PCB’s legal department is rotten to the core. Tafazzul Rizvi, in particular, is one such individual. He has deep connections and has been with the board for 10-15 years,” said the Rawalpindi Express.
Younis Khan has stood with him in his support and claimed his statements as a bitter and surprising truth. He is also of the view that politics within the board exists and also appreciated his fellow, Shoaib Akhtar.
“Time for PCB to honestly evaluate his remarks for the betterment of Pakistan Cricket and its players. I stand by with Shoaib Akhtar,” Younis tweeted late on Thursday.
What a befitting and bitter truth spoken by @shoaib100mph! It takes a backbone to be simply uncompromisingly forthright. Time for @TheRealPCB to honestly evaluate his remarks for the betterment of Pakistan Cricket and its players. I stand by with #ShoaibAkhtar. pic.twitter.com/VuVYIYpcgi
— Younus Khan (@YounusK75) April 29, 2020
The board expressed its disappointment over Shoaib’s statement that he made publically and the usage of harsh language.
The language, used by Shoaib Akhtar, was highly inappropriate and disrespectful, and cannot be condoned in any civilized society,” said a spokesman for the PCB.
“The PCB’s legal adviser, Taffazul Rizvi, in his own discretion, has initiated defamation and criminal proceedings against Shoaib Akhtar, while the PCB too, reserves its rights,” he added.