Karachi: Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has replied to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi’s defamation suit and termed the notice defective and invalid.
Akhtar took to Twitter and wrote that his comments about PCB and Mr. Rizvi were the expression of opinion given in public interest to point out shortcomings in PCB with hope for improvement.
My lawyer @SalmanKNiazi1 has replied to defamation notice of Tafazzul Rizvi
1) Notice by Mr.Rizvi is defective/invalid.
2) My comments about PCB & Mr. Rizvi are expression of opinion given in public interest to point out shortcomings in PCB with hope for improvement. pic.twitter.com/ZuPkfMYGFK
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 12, 2020
It must be noted that Shoaib after Umar Akmal’s ban, criticized PCB legal department and legal advisor. He also called PCB’s legal advisor Taffazul Rizvi as an inept person.
Rizvi filed a Rs100 million defamation suit against former pacer and wants him to retract from his statements, in the same manner, he made in the first place and make an unconditional apology that he misstated.
“Pay Rs.10 crore for defaming me and leveling false allegations against me, which will be donated to the Medical center of Lahore High Court Bar Association,” he said.
“Shoaib Akhtar remarks have affected by goodwill and have said false things about me on social media. His remarks were heard all over so I decided to send a legal notice,” he added.