Shoaib Akhtar's ban reduced to 18 months

Updated: 17 June 2008 12:23 IST

The Appellate tribunal has reduced the five year ban on Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar by the disciplinary committee of the PCB in March, to 18 months.

New Delhi:

The Appellate tribunal has reduced the five year ban on Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar by the disciplinary committee of the PCB in March, to 18 months.

He has also been asked to pay a fine of Rs seven million.

The tribunal met and deliberated in Lahore on Saturday as counsels for the Board and the beleaguered paceman concluded their arguments last week.

"The arguments have been completed and no fresh evidence or documentation has come from either side," Tafazzul Rizvi had said on Friday.

"The Board for its part will accept any decision of the tribunal with an open heart and respect the judgement," he added.

He was allowed to go and play in the Indian Premier League by the tribunal last month after the tribunal suspended his ban for one month.

Topics : Cricket Shoaib Akhtar
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