Shoaib set for fresh hearing

Monday, August 20, 2007

A fresh hearing will take place to decide Shoaib Akhtar's fate after the two-member appellate tribunal looking into two charges of indiscipline against the fast bowler set one charge aside while handing the other back to Talat Ali, the team manager.

"The charge of not appearing before a disciplinary hearing has been set aside,"

Ahsan Malik, PCB's director of communications, said.

"The other charge, of leaving the camp without permission, has been remanded back to the manager Talat Ali. He will now issue a fresh notice and there will be another hearing."

The appellate tribunal, comprising of Mueen Afzal, a member of the board's ad-hoc committee and Imtiaz Ahmed, the former Test wicketkeeper, was set up by the PCB after Shoaib appealed against his Rs 300,000 (approximately US$5000) fine for leaving the training camp without informing the management as well as failing to turn up for the disciplinary hearing.

The date for the next hearing has not yet been specified.

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