In a significant turn of events, the Bangladesh High Court has addressed the controversial remarks made by former Pakistani cricketer Waqar Younis during the ICC World Cup 2023.
Younis had commented on Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan’s appeal concerning Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews’ contentious “timed out” dismissal, marking a historic moment in international cricket.
The court has ruled that local authorities must provide an explanation for their decision not to file a complaint with the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding Younis’ presence as a commentator in the World Cup.
Furthermore, the court has granted the president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) a ten-day period to respond to this ruling. Also read Pakistan Nears $600 Million Loan Deals with Chinese Banks
The legal action was initiated by Advocate Waliur Rahman Khan, who filed a writ case addressing Younis’ remarks. Younis had faced criticism for his comments about Shakib Al Hasan and cricket in Bangladesh.
These comments were made during the 38th game of this year’s World Cup when Younis and Russell Arnold criticized Shakib’s actions, labeling them as “unsportsmanlike behavior.”
This ruling from the court holds significant implications for the cricketing world, shedding light on the matter and emphasizing the importance of fair play and sportsmanship in international cricket. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.