Shoaib Akhtar’s history of bans and fines

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday banned fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar for five years for violating the players' cricket code of conduct.

Here is a list of the 32-year-old's run-ins with cricketing authorities:

December 1999: Banned for illegal bowling action.
February 2000: Banned for a Test and fined 50,000 rupees after a breach of code on the tour of Australia.
January 2001: Banned for illegal bowling action for a second time.
November 2002: Fined 50 percent of match fee, banned for one one-day international for throwing a bottle into the crowd during a Test in Harare, Zimbabwe.
December 2002: Suspended one-Test ban for ball-tampering.
May 2003: Banned for two ODIs and fined 75 percent of match fee for ball tampering during a tri-series match in Sri Lanka.
October 2003: Banned for one Test and two ODIs for using obscene and offensive language towards Paul Adams during Lahore Test against South Africa.
December 2004:Fined 40 percent of match fee for taunting batsman during Test in Australia.
January 2005: Fined 25 percent of match fee for excessive appealing in ODI in Australia.
October 2006: Banned for two years for testing positive for nandrolone. Ban lifted on appeal.
August 2007: Fined 5,000 dollars for leaving training camp without permission. Fine suspended on appeal pending probation.
October 2007: Banned for 13 international matches, fined 3.4 million rupees and placed on two-years probation for five disciplinary breaches, including hitting teammate Mohammad Asif on the thigh with a cricket bat.
April 1, 2008: Handed a five-year ban from playing in or for Pakistan after he criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board's award of contracts.

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