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FIA summons Shoaib Akhtar over PCB adviser’s complaint

LAHORE: Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cyber crime wing has summoned famous Pakistani cricketer, Shoaib Akhtar over his spat with Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi.
According to sources, Akhtar has been ordered to pay a visit on Friday at 11:00 am at the FIA office.
On April 30, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had expressed disappointment with former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar’s remarks made against its legal advisor Taffazul Rizvi.
Shoaib Akhtar on his Youtube Channel had lashed out at the PCB after Umar Akmal was banned for three years from all forms of cricket over not informing the PCB about the match-fixing offer.
Rizvi had sent a defamation notice of Rs 100 million with the FIA to the former cricketer over his disrespectful remarks.
He had demanded an immediate apology from Akhtar. The former fast pacer had termed the PCB’s legal department incapable and substandard, besides raising questions on the credibility of Rizvi as a lawyer.
He had accused Rizvi of taking the benefits of contacts to advance in his career. The PCB in the statement said, “The language used by Shoaib Akhtar was highly inappropriate and disrespectful, and cannot be condoned in any civilized society.”
The statement read, “The PCB’s legal advisor, Taffazul Rizvi, in his own discretion, has initiated defamation and criminal proceedings against Shoaib Akhtar, while the PCB to reserves its rights.”
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