Controversial fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar may challenge the show cause notice issued to him by the Pakistan Cricket Board as he believes the Board has adopted a discriminatory attitude towards him.
Sources close to Shoaib said the speedster had consulted his legal team including a senior lawyer already representing him in a case in the Lahore high Court over the show cause notice sent to him by PCB Director of Cricket Operations Zakir Khan.
Zakir has asked Shoaib to submit an answer by July 31, explaining why he violated three clauses of his central contract by appearing on a television show without permission from the Board.
The source said Shoaib has gone through the transcript of the television show and felt he had said nothing to damage the image of Pakistan cricket and that every senior professional player had a right to talk on the sport and its related issues or on the issues affecting his career.
"The indications are that Shoaib is not going to accept the grounds on which the show cause notice has been sent to him and will challenge it," he said.