PTV vs Shoaib Akhtar – Notice for Shoaib Akhtar: The war between Pakistan national broadcaster & former Pakistani fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar is uglier. Shoaib has been slapped with notice worth millions by PTV. In turn Shoaib has called the move ‘very disappointing’. On Sunday Akhtar announced that he is utterly disappointed with the PTV after the state broadcaster announced that they are taking legal action against him. – Follow all T20 World Cup LIVE Updates on InsideSport.in
“Utterly Disappointed,” Shoaib wrote on Twitter. “After miserably failing to safeguard my respect and repute while I was working for PTV, they have now sent me a recovery notice. I am a fighter & will not give up & fight this legal battle. My lawyer @SalmanKNiazi1 will take this forward according to law.”
Utterly Disappointed. After miserably failing to safeguard my respect & repute while i was working for PTV, they have now sent me a Recovery Notice. I am a fighter & will not give up & fight this legal battle. My lawyer @SalmanKNiazi1 will take this forward according to law.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 7, 2021
PTV vs Shoaib Akhtar: On-Air fight with anchor proves very costly for Shoaib Akhtar, channel sends ‘DAMAGES NOTICE’ to star cricketer
PTV vs Shoaib Akhtar – PTV had earlier announced that it has sent a recovery notice to the former cricketer for damages worth Rs103.3 million for “being absent from shows during the T20 World Cup and for resigning from his position without serving a notice period”.
- Akhtar was told in the legal notice that he is liable to pay Rs3.3 million to the PTV in lieu of three months of his salary as he resigned without serving the notice period.
- The state broadcaster also demanded Rs100 million damages from the speedster.
Why PTV has slapped notice worth millions on Shoaib – The Backgrounder Explained: It may be recalled that Akhtar and PTV Sports host Dr Nauman Niaz had a on-air spat during a live show on October 26, after which Niaz had bluntly asked the Rawalpindi Express to leave.
Akhtar, as well as many of his fans and supporters, described the incident as humiliating as this was done in front of other guests, including Vivian Richards and David Gower.
Akhtar had tried to settle the matter but when it did not work out, he not only walked out of the show but also announced resigning from the PTV.
T20 World Cup: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry had formed a committee headed by the managing director of the PTV to investigate the matter.
The committee recently presented a preliminary report on the matter to the minister.