Shoaib Akhtar Receives Notice From PTV To Pay Rs100 million

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar received a notice from PTV Sports demanding him to pay Rs100 million for not serving the notice period for the channel.

Akhtar recently resigned from PTV after his infamous spat with their anchor Dr Nauman Niaz on air.

Shoaib Akhtar asked to pay Rs100 million for breaching the agreement with PTI

During Pakistan’s clash with New Zealand in a T20 World Cup match on October 26, Akhtar was asked to leave the show by the TV anchor for his alleged rude behaviour.

The former player was left in disappointment and also expressed his frustration through his posts on his official social media handles.

Shoaib Akhtar and Dr Nauman Niaz
Shoaib Akhtar and Dr Nauman Niaz. Credits: Twitter

This led to Akhtar resigning from PTV as a panellist on their show, which forced the firm to serve a notice to the player for breaching the term of their agreement.

As per clause 22, both sides shall have right to terminate his agreement by serving three months’ written notice or payment in lieu thereof. Whereas, Shoaib Akhtar resigned on air on October 26 which has resulted into huge financial losses to PTV,” the notice read as reported by The Express Tribune.

Akhtar is also accused for appearing on a rival channel in India as an expert with Indian player Harbhajan Singh.

“You also left Dubai during T20 World Cup transmission without any prior information to PTVC management. Besides, appearance on an Indian TV show along with Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, also caused irreparable losses to PTV,” the notice mentioned.

Utterly Disappointed: Shoaib Akhtar reacts to PTV’s notice

The former Pakistan player said that he was disappointed to receive the legal notice and said he will fight the legal battle in court with the assistance of his personal lawyer  Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi.

Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistan
Shoaib Akhtar [Image Credits: Google]

“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,” Akhtar tweeted.

Akhtar also has his own YouTube channel on which he airs his opinions in a straightforward manner.

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