Babar Azam insists his type unaffected by sexual harassment allegations, says he’s used to ‘hurdles in life’
Karachi: Pakistan skipper captain Babar Azam on Friday asserted that his sport has not been affected by the sexual harassment allegations he’s dealing with since he’s accustomed to dealing with hurdles as a sportsperson.
Azam stated he’s decided to do effectively on the upcoming excursions of South Africa and Zimbabwe.
“It’s my private subject and it’s in court docket. My lawyer is dealing with it. We face all kinds of hurdles in life and I’m used to it. This subject has not affected my type or cricket,” he stated throughout a digital press convention on Friday.
Azam is embroiled in court docket instances in Lahore after a girl, Hamiza Mukhtar, filed a number of costs towards him, together with sexual harassment, threatening her and making false guarantees of marriage.
A classes court docket in Lahore on Thursday requested the Federal Investigation Company Cyber Crime Cell to file an FIR towards Azam in reference to the case after correct investigation as per the regulation.
Azam additionally confirmed that he had requested for the inclusion of hard-hitting opener Sharjeel Khan within the Pakistan T20I squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa, beginning with the primary T20 Worldwide in Centurion on 2 April.
“I’ve opened with him within the PSL and I understand how damaging he will be. Sure his health is up there however we’ll work on his health and enhance it.”
He additionally maintained that discussions held throughout the choice committee conferences ought to stay confidential.
“There are at all times discussions, disagreements and agreements in choice committee conferences however ultimately it’s at all times for the betterment of the staff and gamers and should not come out of the room,” Azam stated.
Azam additionally dismissed arguments that had he and the selectors left a destructive message for different gamers by deciding on an unfit participant like Sharjeel, who could possibly be a legal responsibility on the sector.
“I do not suppose Sharjeel’s health is that unhealthy. We won’t count on him to be a Shadab Khan however he has performed the complete home season and has additionally carried out. He isn’t that unhealthy on the sector and I do not suppose now we have to fret about protecting him.
“He’s a bit chubby however I’m assured with the staff his health will enhance quite a bit,” he stated.
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