Shoaib Akhtar.(Picture Source: Facebook) Pakistan Television Firm (PTV), on Sunday, November 7, offered previous fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar with a libel notification of Rs 100 million after his altercation with anchor Dr. Nauman Niaz during a television show. On Tuesday, October 26, the anchor had actually asked the 46-year-old Akhtar to leave the show, ‘Video game On Hai‘ after which the last surrendered from the network.
Akhtar was one of the panelists on the program together with West Indies’ Viv Richards and England’s David Gower. In the notice, the broadcasted mentioned that Akhtar’s resignation was an offense of the stipulation and also caused massive monetary losses to PTV Sports.
“As per clause 22, both sides shall have ideal to end his contract by serving three months’ written notification or repayment in lieu thereof. Whereas, Shoaib Akhtar resigned on air on October 26 which has resulted into substantial financial losses to PTV,” the notification read, The Express Tribune reported.
Shoaib Akhtar in trouble
In the notice, Akhtar was additionally implicated of featuring in a program arranged by an Indian channel without serving a called for notification period. The program likewise included experienced off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
“You [Akhtar] also left Dubai during T20 World Cup transmission with no prior details to PTVC monitoring. Besides, look on an Indian TV program in addition to Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, additionally caused permanent losses to PTV,” it mentioned.
Based on the notice, Akhtar additionally made himself lacking from the ‘Video game On Hai‘ show that started on October 17, 2021 “whereas you were bound to show up on PTV Sports throughout the World Cup”.
Akhtar has now been asked to pay a large quantity of Rs 100 million as damages to go with a quantity of “Rs3,333,000, equal to a three-month wage”.
Amidst the dispute, Akhtar decreased in a tweet where he expressed his dissatisfaction and also misery over the whole mess. The retired pacer likewise said that “I am a competitor” and pledged to combat the legal battle with the help of his attorney, Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi.
He took to Twitter and also created, “Absolutely Let down. After badly failing to protect my respect & & prestige while i was benefiting PTV, they have now sent me a Healing Notification.”