Akhtar accused of cyber crime
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has been charged with cybercrime. Pakistan’s cybercrime unit 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 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 denied 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 next to Umar Akmal and took the PCB with one hand.
He even made controversial remarks about Wasim Khan, the PCB’s chief executive officer. The PCB did not easily digest Shoaib’s controversial remarks through social media. The result of this step came because of this.
Shoaib had earlier made a number of serious allegations against Rizvi, the PCB’s legal adviser. Rizvi then filed a defamation suit against him for Rs 1,000 crore in Pakistani currency. He also mocked the board for banning Umar Akmal. He was warned but did not listen.