Fine payment: Shoaib sends written reply to PCB notice
LAHORE: Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has requested to the Pakistan Cricket Board to withdraw for the time being from a demand of paying the fine of Rs seven million as his case is still in the court. However, he assures to pay the fine on the complete verdict from the court.
A meeting of the PCB officials and the selection committee was held today at the PCB headquarters in Lahore for finalizing the preliminary squad for the ICC Champions Trophy.
On this occasion, Shoaib Akhtar sent his written instance on PCB's notice regarding the fine of Rs seven million.
He has adopted the instance that since the case is still in the Lahore High Court and the complete verdict is due to be announced whereas no deadline has been determined for the payment of the fine of Rs seven million, he therefore requests to the Board to withdraw its demand for paying the fine and consider him for selection.
Shoaib also requested to the Board not to relate his selection to any other issue.
He also assured the PCB that he would pay the fine on the decision of the LCH.