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Explosive revelations in a TV interview causes yet another controversy in Pakistan

By Real11 - Nov 3 2023 223 Views
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Perez Jamal Mir sparks controversey with his shockling revelations on Samaa TV

Former Pakistan cricketer Perez Jamal Mir has stirred another controversy by publicly stating Rashid Latif slapped Javed Miandad after a dressing room quarrel during Pakistan’s tour of West Indies in 1993.

"Miandad was seated outside the dressing room," Perez narrated during a recent interview themed around the internal conflicts among players on a Pakistani television channel. The 70 year old made three appearances for the ‘Shaheens’, including the 1975 World Cup. 

Miandad was seated outside the dressing room," Pervez recounted during a recent discussion on internal conflicts among players on a Pakistani television channel. Pervez, who is 70 years old, played in three ODIs, including the 1975 World Cup.

"I cannot recall ever slapping anyone in my life. I sent a legal notice because we must put an end to the spread of false stories in front of the nation," Latif said, categorically denying that he had smacked Miandad, a legend of the game. As per Latif, Miandad also denied such a scuffle.  

The entire saga began with a television discussion on Samaa TV about internal players' altercations. 

"I witnessed this rivalry back in 1993. I flew from London to Antigua due to an incident in Guyana. Khaled Mahmood was the manager. I pleaded with Khaled saab, 'For God's sake, don't make any statements to the media.' Later, I learned that two players had sold the story to The Sun (in the UK) for 10,000 pounds. I asked the players, 'What are you doing? We've come here to support you, and you're doing this.'

"And do you know what was happening inside the dressing room? Rashid Latif slapped Javed Miandad. Poor Miandad was sitting outside the dressing room. There was a heated altercation in the dressing room in Antigua. I inquired with Mudassar Nazar (a former Pakistan opener), about what was going on. The atmosphere had turned very unpleasant. I advised Javed to let it go and forget it. These things happen in such high-pressure environments. To address such issues, you need the right people managing the team at the board level," Perez disclosed during the live television program, which also features former cricketers Shahid Afridi and Mushtaq Ahmed.

Latif’s legal notice to Perez demands an apology. "That the words used on the national television by you are not are not only vulgar but also impolite and unethical while also being an incorrect depiction of the facts that unfolded on the tour. Our client never slapped or even raised his voice against great Javed Miandad.

"That our client hereby vehemently denies your patently baseless, unfounded, shameless and frivolous statement, which was made by you with the sole intention of destroying the reputation acquired by them through the course of their cricketing career. The statement by you has also been refuted by Great Javed Miandad which speaks volumes of your ill intention towards our client," said Latif’s notice seeking an unconditional apology and retraction of the allegation within two weeks failing which Latif said he will seek damages worth ₹1 Billion. 

Furthermore Miandad has clarified on X that Latif is “like my brother” and has “never insulted me nor disrespected me.”

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