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Shoaib Akhtar out of cricket for 5 years

03 April, 2008

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday banned Pakistan Ace Speedster, Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar for playing International Cricket for a period of five years on violating the players’ code of conduct.

"The board has lost confidence in Shoaib Akhtar and therefore felt that his presence in the field was damaging to the Pakistan team, for Pakistan players and for the image of Pakistan cricket," PCB chairman Nasim Ashraf said.

“I will not go down without a fight. If the board rejects my appeal I will go to the High Court and Supreme Court to get justice,” Shoaib told a news conference.

“I have not done anything wrong, I haven’t murdered anyone, then why such a harsh penalty?” he said.

“I am totally clueless about the reasons for this harsh ban. I think everyone is clueless about the board’s actions,” he added.

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