Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar revealed how an unnamed teammate’s ‘misunderstanding’ with a woman throughout Pakistan’s tour of Australia in 2005 led to him being accused of sexual assault.
Akhtar added that he had requested the board to clear his identify again then however that he was suspected regardless.
“I used to be accused of rape then. There was another boy from the Pakistan group, who had a misunderstanding with a woman. Pakistan group administration hid the boy’s doing,” Akhtar mentioned on a Helo dwell chat.
“I requested board do not reveal the boy’s identify, simply announce that Shoaib was not there. When that case occurred, everybody suspected me.”
The PCB did find yourself denying Akhtar’s involvement within the case a day after it camr to gentle. “The PCB needs to make clear that the choice to recall him was taken to ensure that him to realize full health in readiness for the India tour,” the board mentioned in a launch.
“His recall has no connection by any means with the uncorroborated and sensationalist reviews referring to an incident in Melbourne.”
The incident allegedly passed off in the course of the Pakistan cricket group’s keep in Melbourne for the Boxing Day Take a look at.
The PCB had additionally refused to conduct an inner investigation into the matter, saying that with no formal criticism lodged it they may not press any expenses.
“Regardless of the passage of a month, no formal criticism has been lodged both with the police or with the feminine harassment centre in opposition to any member of the group,” one other press launch said.
“Within the absence of a proper plaint there isn’t any authorized foundation to press additional expenses.”