Another Trouble For Shoaib Akhtar!


But, Akhtar had been delaying his signing since the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka, although all the other players had already signed the code of conduct.
The source also said that that national team manager Yawar Saeed faced Shoaib in England and asked him to sign the code of conduct, but he kept on denying.
''Shoaib's stand was that he would only sign the code of conduct when he was given a new central contract by the board. His argument was that since he was not a centrally contracted player he was not bound to sign the code of conduct. Saeed threatened to send Shoaib back to Pakistan if he did not sign the code of conduct,'' the source added.
The PCB official added that Shoaib was saved from the Shame of being sent back home from England after captain Shahid Afridi intervened and convinced the pacer to sign the code of conduct.
Sources said the PCB was determined to maintain discipline in the Pakistan group and chairman Ijaz Butt instructed Saeed to cope strictly with any player who violates the code of conduct and send him back home immediately.
Akhtar has had a chequered disciplinary record and returned to the national squad for the Asia Cup after a 14-month layoff due to fitness and disciplinary issues.
He was not given a new contract by the PCB and the board is yet to take a call on the issue. (With Inputs from Agencies)

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