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Lahore HC lifts ban on Shoaib Akhtar

Although the suspension has been lifted, he will have to give the seven million rupees fine imposed by the PCB appellate tribunal last month.

cricket Updated: Jul 04, 2008 16:06 IST
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Lahore HC lifts ban on Akhtar but the fine remains

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.