Shoaib Akhtar – At it again

We do know that Shoaib Akhter’s been a controversial figure in the sports arena. Always the flamboyant paper tiger; he’s flipped the umpires, abused the opposing team and hasn’t left his own teammates in the same game. You can read the chronology of disciplinary actions taken against him HERE.

My point however is not to discuss his long list of misdemeanor. Currently, he’s been banned for five years by PCB for violating code of conduct while under probation period. Additionally he’s being sued by PCB and its chairman for defamation over allegations he made after he was banned.

Dr. Ashraf intends to seek “all legal remedies under the civil and criminal laws of Pakistan” unless Shoaib withdraws his allegations while Shoaib has already stated his intention to appeal against the ban.

Ok. Will this ban really hold? We’ll have to see. Because Yousaf Raza Gillani has assured Shoaib that the ban will be lifted and he would ask the PCB to reconsider it.

What is your view about this? Does Shoaib Akhtar’s playing capability outshine his notoriousness?

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8 Comments so far

  1. Nadir (nadir) on April 4th, 2008 @ 8:56 pm

    No, the ban should be extended to lifetime


  2. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on April 4th, 2008 @ 11:41 pm

    there were more _sinners_ in Pakistani cricket teams than Shoaib. I feel sorry for that idiot. He can’t even play IPL as well. Mr.Khan might feel uncomfortable now.


  3. calyps on April 5th, 2008 @ 12:25 am

    how does this impact karachi by the way? why on kmb?


  4. بستنی (wasiq) on April 5th, 2008 @ 1:52 am

    the world class batsmen are just not good enough for him……thats it.


  5. MB (kar_munib) on April 5th, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

    sorry to say but the last two options are strange. I better not vote. Change the options please


  6. Jehanzeb (sjehanzeb) on April 5th, 2008 @ 2:06 pm

    Shoaib is a disgrace to the Pakistan cricket, his presence in the teams makes other player feel uncomfortable, his recent remarks/allegation on fellow crickets shows how much sportsman ship he have in himself. the band should continue.

    Shahrukh don’t know much about cricket, if he would have known this was a team game and attitude counts, he would have not hired him at all. or the only reason might be that he will make shoaib a rockstar and money out of him..after all its all about money.


  7. IUnknown (iunknown) on April 6th, 2008 @ 12:47 am

    yaar i dont understand what these doctors are doing in cricket board?


  8. samz on April 7th, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

    very simple Iunknown Squash aur hockey kah baad yeh last sport tou baaqi hai barbaad karne kah leye



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