Responding to the legal notice sent by Najam Sethi, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has dismissed all the allegations that the former PCB chairman had accused them of.

The board denied each and every allegation that Sethi had mentioned in his legal notice. The board further said that the notice did not contain any facts or legal basis. “It appeared to have been issued to supplement the former chairman’s purported intent to use it for a media campaign against the cricket board and chairman Ehsan Mani,” it further said.

On October 29, former PCB chairman Najam Sethi served a legal action after the board claimed it spent more than 70 million rupees on his expense. “I was PCB chief for a year but the report shows five-year expenses.”

“I did not take a single penny from the Pakistan Super League funds, this is distortion of facts and figures,” he added. Sethi said that Shahryar Khan served as PCB chief for three years but the report showed his expenses for one year and did not disclose expenses of the remaining two years.

Responding to Sethi’s legal notice, the official response of PCB states, “Our client (PCB) merely disclosed facts as part of its transparency and accountability policy. The amounts disclosed in the chart, pertaining to your client (Najam Sethi), are solely based on financial records of the PCB as were overseen by your client in his capacity as chairman up until 20 August 2018.”

The PCB’s response added that legal remedies can be sought at the appropriate time specifically if Sethi’s legal notice is not withdrawn.