Petition filed in SHC against Pakistan cricketers for smoking sheesha ahead of India clash

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A petition has been filed against Pakistan cricketers for smoking sheesha before their ICC Cricket World Cup clash against the arch-rivals India.

The petition has been filed in the Sindh High Court (SHC) by advocate Abdul Jalil Marwat against Shoaib Malik and his wife Sania Mirza, pacer Wahab Riaz, batsman Imam-ul-Haq and Sarfaraz Ahmed, while the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) have also been named.

The petitioner, who calls himself ‘the most dedicated fan of cricket in Pakistan’, stated the poor performance of the players was the reason behind Pakistan defeat in the fixture.\

“In an important match, senior player Shoaib Malik scored zero, Imam-ul-Haq scored seven runs and Wahab Riaz took only one wicket,” the petition read.

Marwat added that smoking sheesha with a baby present is a crime and doing so before an important fixture caused anger among fans.

He also appealed to the court to ask the PCB why no action has been taken against the players.