The one-man Pakistan cricket team management committee, consisting of national team manager Talat Ali, on Thursday suspended the fine on speedster Shoaib Akhtar for prematurely leaving the camp in Karachi, writes Abdul Mohi Shah.
He, however, would be under watch for the next six weeks and any repeat of indiscipline would invite the imposition of a fine automatically.
Shoaib appeared before the one-man committee in Lahore on Thursday morning. The committee also heard Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik who backed the speedster and said that he had intimated him before leaving the training camp.
“After hearing Shoaib and Malik’s version, I have decided to suspend the fine imposed on the player,” manager Talat Ali told ‘The News’ on telephone from Lahore.
He said that Shoaib however would be under watch for the next six weeks. “If he violates disciplinary rules again during that period, the fine would automatically be imposed on him,” Talat said.
The committee head said that Shoaib Malik backed Shoaib. “Malik also appeared before the committee and gave his side of story. He was of the opinion that Shoaib intimated him before leaving the camp. It was a sort of miscommunication,” he said.
Talat hoped that Shoaib would take the management into confidence before repeating any such action in future. “It is pre-requisite for every player to take the management into confidence before leaving the camp,” he said.
The PCB appeal commission has already waived off Rs 200,000 for not appearing before the committee and cleared the player from deduction of points. The hearing of Shoaib continued for almost one and half-hour.
Source:Cricket NewsMore on:Pakistan, PCB, Shoaib Akhtar, Shoaib Malik, Talat Ali
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