Shoaib Akhtar accused of cybercrime
Published: 08:54 PM, 4 June 2020 Updated: 08:55 PM, 4 June 2020
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has been charged with cybercrime. Pakistan's cybercrime branch has accused him of making derogatory remarks about the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Shoaib Akhtar will be questioned next Friday about the allegations, according to a report published in the Indian media India Today.
Last week, Tofazzal Rizvi, the PCB's legal adviser, filed a complaint against Shoaib under the Cyber Crimes Act along with the FIA (The Federal Investigation Agency).
However, no case has been filed against Rawalpindi Express yet. However, the legendary fast bowler himself has denial of receiving any legal notice.
The controversy began with the banning of Umar Akmal for three years for spot-fixing. At that time, Shoaib Akhtar stood beside Umar Akmal and slammed PCB with one hand.
He even made controversial remarks about PCB CEO Wasim Khan. The PCB did not easily digest Shoaib's controversial remarks through social media. The result of this step.
Shoaib had earlier made several serious allegations against Rizvi, the PCB's legal adviser. Rizvi then filed a defamation suit against him for PKR 1,000 crore. He also mocked the board for banning Umar Akmal. He was warned but did not heed.