Monday, 7 April 2008

Inzy, Moin plan to sue Shoaib

Once they are done with the game, cricketers head for the commentary box, open academy, take up coaching, write memoirs. Shoaib Akhtar, however, seems destined to spend the rest of his life in court rooms.

As if the five-year ban was not bad enough, Shoaib has now invited further trouble with his former captains Inzamam-ul Haq and Moin Khan planning to sue him for dragging their name in the match-fixing scandal.

Shoaib apparently told host of a TV show in Pakistan that he was offered money by both Inzy and Moin to under-perform and the accusation has Inzamam livid.

An irate Inzamam told the TV channel We are waiting to see what happens. But myself and Moin are consulting and we will then decide to maybe sue him.

With Shoaib, you get the impression that he is a lonely man, with not a single fatherly soul around to guide him. Someone needs to lay an arm around his shoulder and tell him in clear words that he should keep his mouth shut till he weathers the crisis.

Already Shoaib has set his foot on a minefield with claims that he had been approached by match-fixers, an allegation that jolted ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit which would land in Pakistan anytime to seek an explanation from the speedster why he didn’t report it immediately. Now dragging Inzamam and Moin in match-fixing scandal only compounded his crisis.


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