SHC disposes of petition against Shahid AfridiMarch 15, 2016
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday disposed of the petition filed against Pakistan cricket T20 captain Shahid Khan Afridi over his remarks of getting more love in India than Pakistan, after the petitioner decided to withdraw his petition.
The SHC bench remarked that they cannot order against Afridi as his statement was diplomatic. The petitioner, Amir Nawaz decided to withdraw the petition hence it was disposed of by the court.
Earlier, the petitioner took Pakistan Cricket Board, Secretary Sports and Afridi to the SHC seeking the court’s direction to restrain Pakistan’s T20 skipper from such comments.
The petitioner had submitted that Shahid Afridi remarked that he got more love India than Pakistan but PCB has not initiated any action against him. “Shahid Afridi has no right to express such comments at international level. My sentiments were hurt due to Afridi’s remarks,” the petitioner added.
The court was requested to direct PCB and sports secretary to take action against Afridi and restrain him from such comments in the future.
“I have always enjoyed playing in India; We (Pakistani cricketer) have got lots of love in India, We haven’t got as much love even in Pakistan,” Afridi stated while addressing a press conference in Kolkata, India ahead of world T20 2016.