Akhtar must prove his fitness to make it to England for T20 World Cup : AlamMay 20th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 20 (ANI): Pakistan cricket coach Intikhab Alam has said that Shoaib Akhtar must prove his fitness to make it to the ICC World Twenty20 championship starting from June 5 in England.
Alam said Akhtar will have to prove that he is 100 percent fit otherwise he would be dropped from the squad for the mega event.
“Shoaib will have to play in the practice games otherwise there could be problems for him,” The Nation qouted Alam, as saying.
The controversial pacer could find himself in more trouble with the PCB contemplating disciplinary action against him for violating the central contract with regard to his medical report submitted for skipping the national camp held in the hill resort of Bhurban.
Sources in the PCB said that board officials were unhappy with Akhtar’s medical report that allowed him to skip the conditioning camp.
They added the PCB’s view was that since Akhtar was getting medical attention privately, the board could not be held responsible if he faces any doping problems during the T20 World Cup in England. (ANI)
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