Shahid Afridi to take legal action against Javed Miandad over match-fixing comments

Shahid Afridi and his lawyers are going through video clips and will send the notice this week.

By: ANI | Karachi | Published: October 10, 2016 3:33 pm
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Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has decided to take legal action against legendary batsman Javed Miandad after the latter levelled allegations of match-fixing against the former T20I captain.

According to The Express Tribune, the 36-year-old all-rounder has decided to send a legal notice to Miandad on Thursday.

Speaking during the book launch ceremony of sports journalist Saleem Khaliq on Sunday, Afridi had said money has always been an issue for Miandad, which separated him from World Cup winning captain Imran Khan.

The 59-year-old, who was the part of the 1992 World Cup winning eleven, then accused Afridi of match fixing.

“I challenge Afridi to swear upon his daughter and say that he didn’t sell Pakistan’s matches,” said Miandad.

It is reported that the flamboyant all-rounder and his lawyers are going through video clips and will send the notice after the end of public holiday this week.

“Afridi and his lawyer are watching clips of Miandad and his allegation thoroughly, and will be sending the required legal notice on October 13 as the offices remain close on 9th and 10th of Muharram,” the source said.

Afridi had made the headlines last month with his demand for a rousing send-off during the three-match T20 series against the West Indies, which Pakistan went on to clean sweep.

“Farewell match is my right”, Afridi had insisted while urging the PCB to provide him with an opportunity to bid adieu to the international arena in a befitting manner.

Afridi, who stepped down from the captaincy after the World T20 debacle in India, is yet to announce his retirement from the game’s shortest format.

Afridi, who has made 98 T20I appearances, is the leading wicket-taker in the shortest format of the game with 97 scalps and has scored 1405 runs at an average of 18.

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    fahim Aziz
    Oct 14, 2016 at 10:25 pm
    Excuse me Mr afridi. Iam surprised that you have even attempted to ridicule Miandad. You were probably born in a more commercial era, but don't even think you can compare to miandad. But then being the walnut head that you are, who can blame;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Be ashamed of youreslf. and shut up. know your place.
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      fahim Aziz
      Oct 14, 2016 at 10:29 pm
      javed was the king, and will remain one. Regardless of whatever the truth is, iam shocked, stunned and surprised that afridi thinks ne can compare himself to;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Walnut head afridi, no brains just like his brainless batting. fooling people to make money. made us a laughing stock. relax and enjoy all the big money u earned but didnt ever deservelt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Afrido you are over.
      1. kris kumar
        Oct 10, 2016 at 6:03 pm
        Afridi you are fighting a losing battle as criminal Miandad has the backing of criminals and gangsters. And especially Dawood the hard core criminal under ISI protection who has the power to protect Miandad and frighten you and your family by sending few goons around your house. You are a tough fighter and a reasonable but you should not get involve these criminals unless you have any support. Dawood lawyers will make you bankrupt.
        1. S
          Oct 10, 2016 at 4:52 pm
          While I can sympathize with Afridi ( if he is innocent ), the laws of this jungle land will only go to enhance the fiduciary balances of the lawyers and judge(s) as any verdict will be flawed.
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            Arjun Shrivastav
            Oct 11, 2016 at 7:51 am
            Dear Kris We he is also under protection of our very own terrorist organization of India SHIV-SINA and Bahartia_Janta_Party..!
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