Stepping down 'suddenly': PTV Sports serves Rs100m damages notice to Shoaib Akhtar

By: News Desk      Published: 08:46 PM, 7 Nov, 2021
Stepping down 'suddenly': PTV Sports serves Rs100m damages notice to Shoaib Akhtar

The PTV Sports admin has issued a Rs100 million damages notice to Shoaib Akhtar for tendering resignation ‘suddenly’, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Sunday.

The notification said that Shoaib Akhtar went to Dubai without telling the admin and did a show with Indian cricketers, causing huge damage to the state TV.

The notice also questioned the cricket star as to why he resigned suddenly. It claimed Shoaib Akhtar was bound to pay his three-month salary in case of resignation and could not participate in any other TV programme.

Last month, Shoaib Akhtar walked out of a state-run TV programme and tendered his resignation after being ‘insulted’ on-air by host Nauman Niaz – who is heading PTV Sports Department.

The incident invited ire among Shoaib Akhtar’s fans who raised the demand for tendering and apology from Nauman Niaz.

The Rawalpindi Express shared his stance on social media after the clips showed the host asking him to leave on air humiliating the star.

Nauman Niaz remained unshaken though other guests including Sir Vivian Richards, David Gower, Rashid Latif, Umar Gul and Aaqib Javed were shaken.

Shoaib Akhtar was heaping praise on pacer Haris Rauf discovered by Aaqib Javed when Nauman Niaz mistreated Shoaib Akhtar and asked him to leave as he was not bothering to act on his directions.

“You have misbehaved with me and I am telling you, you can leave the show now," the host said and asked for a break.

When the transmission resumed, Shoaib Akhtar said he would like to close the unpleasant incident but demanded an apology from the host, who refused to budge.

A few minutes later Shoaib Akhtar turned to his fellow experts, tender his apology and announced stepping down.

Reporter: Rozina Ali