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Babar Azam might take legal action against accusing him of match-fixing

Pakistan’s team could not progress to the Super 8 stage of the World Cup after losing their matches to the USA and India. A whirlwind of criticism sparked on social media regarding the team’s performance.

Skipper of Pakistan Cricket Team Babar Azam is expected to take legal action against people accusing him of match-fixing. Some of these people have accused him of misconduct during the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Criticism mounted following the team’s poor performance and early exit from the World Cup. Some even resorted to accusing them of misconduct and match-fixing.

According to sources, Babar Azam is expected to take legal action against some of these YouTubers. He also had a meeting with legal experts reportedly.

PCB threatens to take action against people accusing the team members of match-fixing during the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Some YouTubers and journalists had accused the team’s leading players of match-fixing following the team’s poor performance.

Pakistan’s team could not progress to the Super 8 stage of the World Cup after losing their matches to the USA and India. A whirlwind of criticism sparked on social media regarding the team’s performance.

PCB has brushed off the allegations and said that none of the players are involved in any illegal activities. ICC’s anti-corruption and security manager accompanying the team closely watched the players.

When contacted, PCB sources stated, “We are fully aware of these negative comments. Criticism within the bounds of the game is acceptable and there is no objection to it. However, baseless allegations like match-fixing cannot be tolerated under any circumstances.”

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When asked if the board would conduct an investigation, the sources said, “PCB has no doubts, so why should we conduct an inquiry? Those who made the allegations should provide proof. We have instructed our legal department to issue notices to such individuals and demand evidence. If not provided, we will seek compensation for defamation. A new law in Punjab ensures that a decision will come within six months.”

After Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf was involved in an altercation with a fan, members of the national men’s cricket team are keeping their distance from fans in the United States following their early exit from the T20 World Cup 2024.