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Friday, July 4, 2008

Pakistan court lifts ban on Shoaib Akhtar

The Lahore High Court on Friday lifted an 18-month ban on Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar for indiscipline. Although the court lifted the suspension, it did not remove the seven million rupees ($101,000) fine imposed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appellate tribunal last month. The PCB handed the volatile fast bowler a five-year ban in April for several instances of indiscipline and violating the conditions of a two-year probation. The tribunal later reduced the suspension to 18 months with a fine.

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