Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja says he is displeased with leg-spinner Yasir Shah after he has been booked in the rape case of a minor girl. Raja believes that it is not a good sign for Pakistan cricket that a senior player is nominated in the case.
“It is a no-brainer, Yasir is a circuit player and while we train and educate these players, they are in ambassadorial positions and should know with whom and where to socialize,” Ramiz said while addressing a press conference in Karachi.
“I don’t know what the truth is in this case but it is a fact that such headlines are not good for Pakistan cricket and especially at a time when there is a feel-good factor going through Pakistan cricket now,” said PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja.
Ramiz Raja regarding Yasir Shah "We are still assessing the situation but I will say that these players are ambassadors of Pakistan & such headlines are not good for Pakistan cricket. This was supposed to be a calming period for us as a feel good factor had been created"
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) December 22, 2021
Allegations against Yasir Shah
A few days ago, Pakistani top-test cricketer, Yasir Shah, had been named in the rape case of a 14-year-old minor girl. The complainant’s aunt named Yasir Shah in the FIR registered at Shalimar Police Station in Islamabad on December 19th, 2021.
The aunt of the girl said that she has known Yasir Shah for quite some time. She took her niece with her to attend a party at the house of Yasir Shah in Lahore. The woman said that two to three months after returning from the party she seemed “unwell and disturbed”. Upon insistence, the girl said that Yasir’s friend Farhan took her number and later on proposed to her. He used to get Yasir to talk to her.
“On August 14, when she was returning from tuitions, Farhan made her get into a taxi and took her to a flat in F-11 where he raped her at gunpoint and even made a video,” the aunt said, as the police recorded this in the FIR.
Farhan threatened the girl that if she told someone about the incident, he would make her video go viral and would also kill her, the FIR states. The accused involved Yasir Shah to threaten her if she got the complaint registered. Otherwise, he would get her involved in a fake case since he has contacts.