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Bizarre petition filed against Pakistan cricketers for smoking sheesha

Several cricketers, organisations named in petition filed in SHC

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 8, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Jul 8, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

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A petition has been filed against several Pakistan cricketers for smoking sheesha before their Cricket World Cup fixture against India.

The petition has been filed in the Sindh High Court (SHC) by advocate Abdul Jalil Marwat against veteran Pakistan international Shoaib Malik and his wife Sania Mirza, pacer Wahab Riaz, batsman Imam-ul-Haq, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, while the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) have also been named.

The petitioner, who calls himself ‘the most dedicated fan of cricket in Pakistan’, stated the poor performance of the players was the reason behind the Men in Green’s defeat in the fixture.

“In this important match, senior player Shoaib Malik scored zero runs, Imam-ul-Haq scored seven runs and Wahab Riaz took only one wicket,” the petition read.

Marwat added that smoking sheesha with a baby present is a crime and doing so before an important fixture caused anger among fans.

He also appealed to the court to ask the PCB why no action has been taken against the players.

The petitioner also wants the SHC to determine whether the Pakistan board complained to the ICC regarding the political pamphlets that were spread during Pakistan’s game against Afghanistan, while also asking the ITF to take action against Sania Mirza.

A video of the cricketers enjoying some leisure time in a café with their family members went viral on social media after Pakistan’s 89-run defeat to India in their World Cup clash.

While the players came under criticism from certain sections of the fan base, most cricketers and fans felt the invasion into the players’ privacy and the subsequent attacks on their personal lives have been in poor taste.

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  1. Non Resident Pakistani  July 8, 2019 11:27 pm/ Reply

    Its time to clean up the PCCB and the team just like the clean up of political system. The absence of ACCOUNTABILITY is the main reason for failure These players, at the back for their mind, has no urge to give a fight, they are there just play and wrap up and go back. There was a clear indication of BOREDOM, lack of INTEREST and lust to win. they were defeated even bore they landed on the ground. Who know that match was already fixed. Its a good idea to drag the management and the members of the team into court and investigate and punish them by banning them for cricket for considerable amount of time, so they don’t have a chance to play county or IPL or any other cricket, they do not deserve to play any cricket if they cannot put a fight in WC. Like every other institution, cricket should also go through ACCOUNTABILITY…………………Lets clean up the mess………………

  2. khalid khusro  July 9, 2019 7:12 am/ Reply

    The player who were involved in such activities should be send behind the bars.they have done illegal immoral act of taking shesha before an important match what were the reason.why not pcb stop such vulgar and unethical act we as pakistani nation have lose our moral values and the social norms.this was not their personal life this is is image of whole pakistani nation they have wear the shirt of pakistan so relating it to their personal life is insane.we haad lost the basic principle of deen e islam and eastern society we are hastly following western society and their culture and the media act as an agent for that promotion in the name of liberalism.we should learn from irani nation and from turk president.the dignity and glory of our nation lies in our own religion culture and language not in european and western culture.

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