Babar Azam is reportedly contemplating authorized motion to sue those that leaked his non-public dialog with a senior Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official final month. Pakistan’s 2023 World Cup marketing campaign was rocked resulting from a significant controversy that broke out after Rashid Latif alleged that Babar Azam had fallen out of favor with some senior PCB officers.
The previous Pakistan wicketkeeper alleged that PCB officers, together with CEO Zaka Ashraf, didn’t reply to calls and messages from Babar Azam. Because the PCB officers confronted the warmth from the followers, Ashraf shared a WhatsApp dialog between Babar Azam and PCB’s Chief Working Officer Salman Naseer with a sports activities journalist.
The leaked chat confirmed Naseer questioning the previous Pakistan captain about rumors of failed makes an attempt to contact the chairman. In response, Babar Azam dismissed all rumours. However the controversy escalated additional when a Pakistani information channel broadcast a screenshot of the chat, reportedly with Ashraf’s permission. Nevertheless, the PCB had distanced itself from the controversy.
Babar Azam will take authorized motion:
Babar Azam is in no temper to let go of the case and is contemplating authorized motion in opposition to the perpetrators. In accordance with a report by Cricket Pakistan, Babar Azam, earlier than his assembly with the PCB head of the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) of Lahore, held discussions on the potential for taking authorized motion in response to the violation of his privateness.
In one other main growth, he has additionally stepped down as captain of Pakistan throughout all codecs. The star batsman took the choice after his workforce’s poor present within the World Cup. Pakistan completed in fifth place with simply 4 wins and 5 losses as they missed the semi-finals for the third time in a row.
“In the present day I resign as captain of Pakistan in all varieties. It is a tough determination, however I believe that is the appropriate time for this name. I’ll proceed to characterize Pakistan as a participant in all three codecs. I’m right here to help the brand new captain and the workforce with my expertise and dedication.
“I want to categorical my honest gratitude to the Pakistan Cricket Board for entrusting me with this necessary duty,” stated Babar Azam.