Azhar Mahmood denounces false allegations, plans legal actions

Speaking without evidence and misconstruing facts is a criminal offense, Mahmood wrote on X

News Desk June 23, 2024

Former Pakistani cricketer and coach Azhar Mahmood strongly condemned the false allegations being spread about his team following Pakistan's disappointing exit from the T20 World Cup. He announced his plans to take legal action against those responsible for disseminating misinformation, emphasizing that such behavior for personal gain is unacceptable and harmful.

Earlier, the accusations that the families of players and coaching staff had traveled to the United States (US) at the expense of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) were circulating on social media.

Mahmood expressed his frustration over these baseless claims, emphasizing that such misinformation is not merely untrue but harmful as well.

"Speaking without evidence and misconstruing facts is a criminal offense, and those engaging in such behavior will be dealt with through legal action,” Mahmood wrote on X.



Mahmood criticized people who spread false information for personal gain, such as boosting their follower count or grabbing media attention. He emphasized that he would seek legal advice and take strict measures against those who have made false allegations against him and his family. He also urged everyone to stop engaging with or promoting these harmful narratives, calling for an end to the spread of misinformation in the media.

"Chasing more followers and media attention by spreading lies is totally unacceptable. I will be seeking legal advice and taking strict action against those responsible for making these false allegations against me and my family. We will not discuss this matter further on social media. I urge everyone to avoid engaging with or spreading these harmful narratives as it is crucial to end such behavior in our media culture," he added.

In a related story, Pakistan's captain, Babar Azam, is reportedly considering legal action against YouTubers and former players who have accused him of misconduct during the T20 World Cup. Babar faced heavy criticism after Pakistan's early exit from the tournament, which kept them from reaching the Super Eight stage.


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