Fast bowling legend Shoaib Akhtar has been reportedly summoned by the cybercrime arm of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in connection with his spat with legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Akhtar was ordered to pay them a visit on Friday at 11 in the morning according to sources within the investigation agency.
Akhtar and Rizvi had clashed in April after the former had accused the latter, in a YouTube rant, of intentionally pitting PCB against players in order to benefit from their wrangles.
In response, Rizvi had sent Akhtar a legal notice of Rs10 m and also filed a complaint with the FIA, alleging that Akhtar’s “inappropriate” remarks were defamatory and intended to discredit his career in law.
Meanwhile, the Akhtar camp has denied any notice from the FIA.
“My client has not received any notice from the FIA,” his lawyer Abuzar Salman Niazi told Geo Super. “If a notice is received, we will respond with a reasonable answer.”