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Babar Azam likely to send legal notices to YouTubers, former players

Pakistan captain may initiate legal action against those who accused him of misconduct during T20 World Cup

By Arfa Feroz Zake
June 21, 2024
Pakistan captain Babar Azam gestures while standing in a stadium. — Reuters/File
Pakistan captain Babar Azam gestures while standing in a stadium. — Reuters/File

ISLAMABAD: Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan cricket team, may take legal action against YouTubers and former players, who accused him of misconduct during the T20 World Cup 2024, Geo News reported citing sources on Friday.

After Pakistan's early exit from the competition, criticism mounted against Babar and the team's performance.

A social media campaign targeted Babar during the tournament, as per an indication by the sources. This prompted him to feel disheartened by the allegations.

Babar is reportedly considering sending legal notices to the individuals involved in hurling allegations and has begun consultations with legal experts.

Evidence related to the statements made against Babar by YouTubers and former players, is said to be gathered by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s legal department.

The Pakistan cricket team didn’t qualify for the Super Eight, which led to its elimination from the tournament. The team is facing criticism over their poor performance in the group stage matches.

Pakistan were defeated by debutants US by five runs in a Super Over tie and against India by six runs. They managed to win against Canada on June 11 by seven wickets.

With the match between the US and Ireland abandoned due to rain on June 14, the co-hosts secured one point, consequently ending Pakistan's hopes of proceeding in the tournament.

The national team's last league game against Ireland was only a formality, after which the squad returned home.