No compromise on discipline despite Shoaib's good show: PCB

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Lahore, May 15 (UNI) Despite Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar's brilliant show in the cash rich Indian Premier League (IPL), Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Nasim Ashraf has made it clear that there will be no compromise on the issue of discipline when he returns home.

Controversial speedster, who picked up four wickets in three overs in his debut for the Kolkata Knight Riders against Delhi Daredevils on May 13, is featuring in the IPL after the appellate tribunal suspended his five year ban for a month. He will resume regular hearing into his appeal against the ban from June 4 onwards.

''As far as his ban is concerned he has to go through the entire legal process. The governing body meeting has again reiterated its zero tolerance policy with players who break rules and violate discipline,'' Mr Ashraf said yesterday.

''So even if Shoaib does well in the IPL it has nothing to do with his appeal hearing,'' he said.

''The board is firm there will be no compromise on discipline as a matter of policy. The appellate tribunal is an independent body which will hear Shoaib's appeal and give decision. We have to justify the reasons for this ban on him,'' the chairman added.


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