Shoaib vows to hit out at PCB

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Karachi, July 28 (ANI): Controversial Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is in no mood to lose his war against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), as he has decided to reply to board's show cause notice.

Sources close to Akhtar said he will send a reply through his lawyer and will ask the board for evidence backing the charge of breaking the PCB code of conduct levelled against him.

The PCB has served a show cause notice to him for breaking the board's code of conduct. He has been accused of violating three clauses of the central contract by giving a television interview in which he claimed that the national team management conspired against him and that he considered suing the authorities for leaking a confidential medical report, The News reports.

Akhtar, during a television chat show, had described the former PCB chairman Nasim Ashraf, as a 'second grade person', and said that all previous administrators had done nothing but ruined the game in the country.

Akhtar said he still has many years of cricket left in him and claimed that there has been a conspiracy to malign his image.

He said that he thought of suing the board for denying him a place in the World T20 Championship squad, but decided against it on PCB chief Ijaz Butt's advice.

The 34 year old speedster was axed from the World T20 Championship squad after a PCB medical panel declared him unfit due to a skin infection.

Following Akhtar's ouster from the team, chief selector Abdul Qadir also resigned from the post alleging that coach Intikhab Alam and team manager Yawar Saeed were behind the move to drop Akhtar. (ANI)

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