ISLAMABAD, June 24 (INP): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed a petition filed earlier against the national cricket team’s performance in the ongoing World Cup.
The petition was heard by IHC’s Justice Athar Minallah and the petitioner’s lawyer stressed that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the selection committee had failed. They prayed upon the court to allow proceedings against the respondents.
Justice Minallah, referring to Pakistan’s win over South Africa on Sunday, dismissed the petition.
Petition in IHC questions Pakistan cricket team’s ‘defeat and disgrace’ in World Cup
Last week, the petition against the abysmal performance and team selection of the Pakistan cricket team had been filed in the IHC.
The petition, filed by Advocate Farooq, stated the national cricket board is answerable to the nation viz-a-viz the courts and “owing to its present-day precarious operations is causing shame, disrepute and dishonour to the citizens of Pakistan”.
The petition demands the formulation of a fact-finding commission over reports of groups being formed in the current World Cup squad and an inquiry against those responsible. It also said that the court should look into the team selection procedure.