Mushfiqur Rahim.-- Courtesy photo
Bangladesh wicketkeeper batter Musfiqur Rahim served a legal notice against satellite TV channel 71 after they on-aired a report where they alleged him of spot-fixing in the second and final Test against New Zealand that concluded at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday.
The incident, Mushfiq’s ‘obstructing the field’ dismissal, took place on the first day of the Test on December 6, and afterwards, the TV channel aired the news both on their screen and on their YouTube platform, although they removed the content later.
The country’s veteran campaigner opted for the legal procedure to protest and in its continuation, Barrister Shihabuddin Khan, on behalf of Mushfiq, served the notice to the Channel 71 authorities through an email.
In the notice, it was cited that Mushfiqur, who is popularly known as Mr Dependable and earned his accolades through his diligence and hard work, got his image tarnished on the back of the irresponsible report.
He further asked for the settlement of the four points within the next 48 hours, which incorporates: one, Channel 71 must remove the false and mythical report from YouTube and other platforms shortly; two, Channel 71 must apologise unconditionally and broadcast a report in this respect for an incorrect and false report; three, The TV channel was directed to apologise on the back of their mythical report through a press release; and four, Channel 71 must submit a written undertaking, Mushfiqur, that they have warned their reporter of this faulty and mythical report.