On Tuesday, Kin of the seventeen-year-old female cricketer in Pakistan, Halima Rafique, who was found dead, blamed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for her death, as per a report in Pakistan Daily Dawn.

Speaking to media, relatives held the PCB accountable for the young girl’s death. They alleged that the dismissal of harassment charges against Maulvi Sultan Alam and Maulvi’s damage claim worth 20 million rupees had disheartened teenager which forced her to commit suicide. The relatives confirmed that the 17-year-old gulped acid during her fast which led to her death.

The alleged incident happened in June 2013, when Rafique and four other girls had accused the management of the Multan Cricket Club of sexual harassment.

A two-member committee investigated the charges during which three of the accused cricketers had appeared before the committee and denied their involvement.

Rafique and one another female cricketer did not appear before the committee. The inquiry committee concluded that all five cricketers should be banned from playing all forms of cricket for six months.


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