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    April 01, 2008

    Shoaib Akhtar banned for five years

    In a dramatic decision, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced that Shoaib Akhtar had been banned for 5 years for violating the players' code of conduct, a document that I'm unable to locate on the PCB website.

    As per the ICC code of conduct, a ban of 2-5 years is imposed on a player in the following situations:Was Shoaib's offense more severe than the above? Now, he cannot play for Pakistan or in Pakistan. Does this mean he will stick to the IPL? His fee is $425,000. Given the number of times he gets injured, he is unlikely to earn that full amount.

    Perhaps the ICL is a better prospect, especially for a guaranteed income. In addition, the IPL is played in a very limited period of time (April-May). If Akhtar wants to play cricket for a longer duration, the ICL is a better place to display his wares.

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    The stupid part is that he's upset about not having a contract, which also means that he's not bound by the players' code of conduct, presumably.

    By Blogger Blue and Brown (03-Apr-2008, 12:46:00 am)  

    I think Shoaib is actually making such statements in frustration that Moin Or Inzamam offered him money as far as i've seen these two people play their best game and they've always performed for there team when needed.
    But at the other end PCB has done wrong on Shoaibs part by presnting him 5 year ban.
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