The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
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Court wants a PCB ruling on Wasim Akram

Islamabad: Taking up the plea of fast bowler Wasim Akram against a ban on regaining captaincy, a high court Monday ordered the Pakistan Cricket Board to make a final ruling on the matter within 30 days. The order was passed by Justice M. Javed Buttar of the Lahore high court.

Akram, who was embroiled in a match-fixing controversy two years ago, was fined by one-man Justice Malik Mohammad Qayyum inquiry commission which also advised the PCB not to reinstate the cricketer as a captain of the national side.

Protesting against the ban, Akram filed a petition in the court after his appeal to PCB to remove the ban failed to evoke any response.

I want to clear my name and live a satisfied life because there is life after cricket as well. If I want to take up a job after I hang my boots I must have a clean and clear name and its only because of that I had filed the appeal, he was quoted as saying by the official news agency.

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