Pakistan Test-cricketer Yasir Shah and his friend named in FIR of minor girl’s rape
Yasir Shah has been named in a case concerning the alleged rape of a girl while the PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said that we are regularly reminded of the players of their responsibilities as ambassadors and how to behave in public.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja highlighted that Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah being accused of aiding an alleged sexual charge is “not good” for the cricket here given that players are regularly urged on their “ambassadorial” roles.
Yasir Shah has been named in a case concerning the apparent rape of a girl while the FIR was registered at Islamabad’s Shalimar Police Station on December 19 by the aunt of a 14-year old girl. The girl has alleged that Yasir Shah helped his friend who raped her and made videos of her.
“It is a no-brainer, Yasir is a circuit player and while we train and educate these players they are in ambassadorial positions and should know with whom and where to socialize,”Ramiz said at a press conference on Wednesday.
The FIR states that when the couple approached Yasir for help but he made fun of the entire incident, gave life threats to them and their nephew, and said he would use his influence to drag them into legal battles.
“I don’t know what is the truth in this case but it is a fact that such headlines are not good for Pakistan cricket and especially at a time when there is a feel-good factor going through Pakistan Cricket now,”the PCB Chairman said.
He said that all contracted players, including Yasir, we’re regularly reminded of their responsibilities as ambassadors and how to behave in public.
“It is a no-brainer that they must know with whom or when to socialize,”Ramiz said.
Ramiz said he had increased the remuneration of players soon after taking over as Chairman in September because he wanted all players to be financially secure.
“I want these players to be earning well but they also have responsibilities towards Pakistan cricket and the sport.”