Imran to PCB: Sue Jamaican police
Imran Khan has demanded from Pakistan Cricket Board to file defamation suits against the Jamaica police.cricket Updated: Jun 06, 2007 16:01 IST
Legendary captain Imran Khan has demanded from Pakistan Cricket Board to file defamation suits against the Jamaica police as well as former fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz for damaging the country's World Cup team's reputation after coach Bob Woolmer's death.
Imran said the PCB should sue the Jamaican police for maligning Pakistan team's image by putting it to the trauma of DNA testing, fingerprinting and interrogation like suspects after wrongly diagnosing the reason for Woolmer's death.
"Pakistan cricket really took a bashing after there was a completely wrong diagnosis of Woolmer's death. The team became suspects. At first everyone had assumed it was a natural death," Imran said.
"When the Pakistan media manager saw Woolmer's body he thought it was a straightforward case of natural death. The Jamaican police should have had more evidence before they raised suspicions of murder.
"In my opinion the Pakistan Cricket Board should sue for defamation. If I was the Pakistan captain I would have asked for damages," he was quoted as saying by the 'The Guardian'.
Imran also lashed out at Sarfraz for levelling allegations of match-fixing against the team.
"They should also sue Sarfraz Nawaz, because he was the first one to raise allegations of the Pakistan team's involvement with bookies," he said.
Sarfraz had alleged that Woolmer's death was "connected with the match-fixing mafia" and that "the Pakistan World Cup games were fixed".