Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja recently served a legal notice to veteran wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal for his alleged ‘defamatory, false and offensive’ remarks about the Pakistan team. The side had a topsy-turvy T20 World Cup 2022 campaign and faced England in a losing effort in the final of the tournament. Babar Azam’s side were on the receiving end of criticism from ex-players and experts after losing their opening two fixtures against India and Zimbabwe.
Kamran Akmal is in trouble
The loss against Zimbabwe garnered criticism and the current skipper should be sacked from his role. Following the criticism, Pakistani wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal finds himself in legal trouble after his remarks on his YouTube channel did not go down well with the PCB chief. Kamran Akmal has been heavily criticized for his remarks.
“I don’t know exactly what charges they have made against Kamran but apparently the legal notice has been sent because the chairman feels Kamran made defamatory, false, and offensive comments in the media about him,” a source close to the developments told reporters.
PCB’s legal team has been advised to take swift action against any defamatory, offensive, personal, false, and damaging comment made toward Pakistan cricket. According to reports, other cricket experts might also come under scrutiny for their remarks on the Pakistani team in the coming days.
“Some of them clearly cross the line while criticising the team, management, board and chairman and Ramiz has made it clear he is not going to tolerate anyone running down or defaming Pakistan cricket anymore,” the source added.
Babar’s captaincy stint has seen the side lose two finals in the space of three months, with the form of the influential batter dipping to an all-time low. The batting star struggled for runs throughout the tournament and looked like a shadow of his former self. His opener partner Mohammad Rizwan did not cover himself in glory either, failing to give their side a start on numerous occasions.