Nasir Jamshed willing to drag PCB to court for maligning his name
"PCB is being unfair with me as they are pressurizing players and asking them to testify against me. Rather than maligning my name, I urge PCB to offer the evidence," he quoted.
Published - May 18, 2017 1:13 pm | Updated - May 18, 2017 1:13 pm
Tainted Pakistani cricketer Nasir Jamshed has found himself in an unusual spot amidst the entire Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing fiasco. He has found his name to be one of the main culprits for bringing infamy to the tournament and the country. He was provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) with immediate effect soon after his name surfaced the media in the scandal. He was later released on bail.
However, the batsman feels he is being dragged into the controversy unnecessarily. He recently posted a video message on the social media expressing his concerns on the issue. The board had claimed that they have serious evidence against him. He, however, has challenged the board to bring out the evidence in the public domain. He feels that he is being made the scapegoat of the entire issue. No wonder why he is keen on taking legal action against the board if need be.
Talking about professionalism
As per the quotes in ESPNcricinfo, Nasir Jamshed said that it would be better on the part of PCB to come up with evidence rather than maligning his name in the controversy. He is hoping that the board shows more professionalism in their approach. He has had his conversations with his lawyers regarding the same.
“PCB is being unfair with me as they are pressurizing players and asking them to testify against me. Rather than maligning my name, I urge PCB to offer the evidence and I challenge them to bring all the evidence in public. There is something called professionalism and with all this, my personal life is being affected. I have already consulted my lawyer and we want to challenge this and are willing to take PCB to court over this,” said Nasir Jamshed.
Meanwhile, he had earlier expressed that he is willing to cooperate with the board in the entire investigation. He noted that he cannot return back to Pakistan since his passport is seized by the NCA in Birmingham, England.