HC postpones Akhtar's hearing till October 8

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Lahore, Oct 3 (UNI) The Lahore High Court today postponed the hearing, which will decide the temperamental pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar's cricketing fate till October 8.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) lawyer Tafazzul Rizvi said High court Chief Justice Syed Zahid Hussain has fixed October 8 as the new date for the hearing.

''The hearing could not be held (on Friday) due to Eid holidays.

Chief justice Syed Zahid Hussain has fixed October 8 as new date for the hearing,'' PCB lawyer Tafazzul Rizvi told Geo TV.

The court was scheduled to hold a hearing over a writ filed by the PCB against Akhtar for not paying up the fine but had to postpone it because of the Eid holidays.

The PCB has imposed a ban on the pace bowler earlier this year on the grounds of violation of the disciplinary code of conduct.

Later, an appellate tribunal reduced the ban to 18 months and levied a fine of seven million rupees.

Akhtar, who is trying hard to make a come back in the national squad appealed against the decision to the High Court.

The 33-year-old pace spearhead has not played for Pakistan since last December when he featured in the third Test against India in Bangalore.

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