Pakistan skipper Babar Azam accused of sexual harassment
In a shocking revelation, a woman has accused Pakistan skipper Babar Azam of sexual harassment. Speaking vehemently in a press conference, the woman said the star batsman has been exploiting her for 10 years. The woman, who claimed to be Babar's school-mate, claimed that he promised marriage in 2010, but backtracked once he rose to fame. Here is more on the same.
Here is what the woman claimed
The woman claimed she had supported Babar financially when he was bursting on to competitive cricket. As per her, Babar physically abused her and gave threats before she went to the police. She also asserted that the Pakistani captain proposed marriage in 2010 and the duo had eloped for a court wedding later on. However, Babar changed his mind eventually.
An excerpt from the woman's statement
Pakistan journalist Saj Sadiq shared the clip. "In 2010, he proposed to me and I accepted it. As time progressed, we also planned to get married. We told our families but they refused. So in 2011, we eloped and kept telling that we would get married in a court. We would live at several rented houses and always kept avoiding marriage," the woman said.
Here's the clip of the woman who made allegations
So this lady has made accusations against Babar Azam "he promised to marry me, he got me pregnant, he beat me up, he threatened me and he used me"— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) November 28, 2020
Video courtesy 24NewsHD pic.twitter.com/PTkvdM4WW2
'No help from PCB and police'
The victim claimed that she also filed a complaint 10 days ago before Babar left for the New Zealand tour. She has alleged that Babar threatened her to take her complaint back. The woman also claims to have call records as proof of the same. Furthermore, she stated that she had received no help from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the police.
Babar now leads Pakistan across formats
Babar recently replaced Azhar Ali as Pakistan's captain in Test cricket. In 2019, he was named the captain of white-ball teams after Sarfaraz Ahmed got sacked. He is presently serving a 14-day quarantine in New Zealand with the rest of squad. During this period, as many as seven Pakistan players have tested positive for COVID-19. This development has put the tour in doubt.