Shoaib Akhtar appeals against fine for misconduct

Monday, August 13, 2007

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has appealed against the penalties imposed on him for indiscipline last week by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Akhtar was fined $5,000 for two breaches of the players' code of conduct. He left a training camp in Karachi earlier this month without informing the team management.

He was also docked 1.5 points from the total of 20 points available to the players for discipline in their central contracts.

"We have got an appeal from Shoaib in which he wants the penalties imposed on him reviewed again," PCB chief executive Shafqat Naghmi told Reuters on Monday.

"He says he had informed the team captain about his departure for Lahore because of a stiff neck. But he has admitted to not getting permission from the team manager as required in the rules."