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Azhar Mahmood to take legal action over ‘false allegations’

Pakistan team's Assistant Coach stressed that pursuing an increase in followers and media attention via spreading falsehood was unacceptable.

Pakistan team’s Assistant Coach Azhar Mahmood announced to take legal action over false allegations targeting him and his family on various media and social media platforms.

The former pacer shared a statement on his X-platform account, in response to allegations circulating on social media and other media platforms alleging that the families of players and the team’s coaching staff travelled to the United States for the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) expense.

“I have heard some false allegations and narratives […] I will be pursuing legal advice against those responsible for making these false allegations towards me and my family,” Mahmood wrote.

Categorically denying such allegations and terming them “entirely baseless and false”, Azhar Mahmood stressed that the culture of falsely accusing and misleading people to believe a false narrative is dangerous.

“Speaking without evidence and misconstruing facts is a criminal offence and those engaged in such behaviour will be dealt with legal action,” he added.

Pakistan team’s Assistant Coach stressed that pursuing an increase in followers and media attention via spreading falsehood was unacceptable.

He also requested people to avoid engaging and entertaining these “harmful” narratives as it was essential to put an end to such behaviour in the media culture.

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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