Karachi:The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sought legal advice on Shoaib Akhtar's recent controversial statements surrounding the reason behind his omission from the World Twenty20 squad.
Sources in the PCB confirmed that Chairman Ejaz Butt had asked the legal advisors of the board to study Akhtar's statement on a television interview, where the fast bowler said he had thought about legally suing the board for releasing his medical report before the World T20, which eventually led to his exclusion from the team.
Akhtar also criticised the team management for the wrong impression they created about his skin infection problem.
"Under a central contract obviously a player is not supposed to make controversial statements. The recent statements are being studied by the legal advisors who will advise the Chairman on whether Shoaib (Akhtar) has violated his contract terms," one source said.
Ejaz Butt has said if it was found he had violated his contract, disciplinary action would be taken against the pacer.
Interestingly, some of the senior Pakistani players have been appearing regularly on television shows after being paid handsome fees since they returned home after winning the World Twenty20 in England.