Fox Sports removes unsubstantiated news about Babar Azam
ISLAMABAD—Fox Sports Australia has removed a piece of unsubstantiated news regarding the captain of the Pakistan cricket team Babar Azam from its website and social media.
The news leveling severe allegations against Babar was based on a Twitter account of Dr. Nimo Yadav, which identified itself as a “parody account, athlete, research analyst, ex-Ranji player, fact-checker, IIT KGP.”
Dr. Nimo also deleted the tweet, saying it was based on falsehood and what he said was a satire. He offered Babar his apology and also provided to sue Fox Sports Australia jointly.
Pakistan Cricket Board quickly reminded Fox Sports Australia about unsubstantiated personal allegations. “As our media partner, you might have considered ignoring such unsubstantiated personal allegations which Babar Azam has not deemed worthy of a response.
Others, however, demanded an apology from Fox Sports Australia.
Source: Journalism Pakistan