Shoaib Malik's family has challenged M A Siddiqui -- who claimed the cricketer had married his daughter Ayesha before dumping her -- to sue the former Pakistan captain in court.
The Hyderabad-based Siddique had claimed that his daughter is the legal first wife of Malik and he wanted Shoaib to divorce her before marrying Indian tennis star Sania Mirza.
Siddique said if Malik does not give a divorce to his daughter he would sue him and also approach Ulemas for a fatwa against the Pakistani cricketer.
Reacting to the charge, Shoaib's brother-in-law Imran said on Wednesday that Siddique is raking up a dead issue for cheap publicity.
"We have said it clearly in the past that Shoaib was never engaged or married to Ayesha. They were just friends and that friendship also broke off because of a problem," he said.
"But if Mr Siddique wants to dig up this issue again and sue Shoaib, he is most welcome to do so. In fact, we would like to see him taking us to court on this issue," Imran said.
He also made it clear that as per Islamic laws, the girl's family should produce some evidence of Shoaib's nikah with her instead of making claims in the media.
He said the controversy will not affect Shoaib's planned wedding with Sania in Hyderabad in April.