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Shoaib in fresh trouble

Karachi: The PCB chairman Nasim Ashraf has hinted that pacer Shoaib Akhtar could face disciplinary action when the governing body of the board meets to review the performance of the Pakistan team on their tour of India.
The meeting will be held next month in Karachi. “We are not happy with the antics and efforts of Shoaib at times during the tour, particularly in the final Test in Bangalore and this will be discussed by the governing body,” Ashraf said. “It would be premature to comment on what the governing body might decide but it is authorised to recommend any disciplinary action against any player or official if it feels he has not shown enough commitment to the national team.”

PCB’s no mercy

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Nasim Ashraf has ruled out the possibility of giving a general amnesty to players who were banned for participating in the Indian Cricket League (ICL).
“Well it is something that can be discussed by our governing body members and they have the authority to take a decision on this. But I must emphasise that the players knew what they were doing and the consequences of playing in the ICL when they signed their contracts,” he said when asked whether the players would be pardoned.

Ranji final

Calcutta: The Ranji Trophy Super League final will be played in Mumbai while the semi-finals will be held in Vadodara and Indore.
The Super League final is to be held from January 16-20, 2008 while the two semi-finals are to be held in Vadodara and Indore simultaneously from Janaury 5-9 , according to a BCCI release on Thursday.
The Plate Division final is also scheduled in Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium from January 5-9.

Bagan win

Calcutta: Riding Sougata Datta’s 92, Mohun Bagan beat Bhowanipore by seven wickets in a CAB League match.


• Netaji Subhas Institute 362/7. East Bengal 226/3 (Animesh Sen 102). Match drawn.
• Bhowanipore 266. Mohun Bagan 269/3 (Sougata Datta 92, Palash Bhowmick 82). Mohun Bagan won by 7 wkts.
• YMCA 248. Dalhousie AC 159/8. Match drawn.
• Wari 396/5 (Aditya Sengupta 120 n.o.). Milan Samity 106/1. Match drawn.
• Barisha Sporting 198. BNR 200/5 (Anirban Gupta 37 n.o.). BNR won 5 wkts.
• Taltola Institute 220. Sporting Union 223/6 (Prinan Datta 97) Sporting Union won by 4 wkts.
• George Telegraph 330/6. ABP Sports Club 189/6 (P. Mitra 65). Match drawn.
• Shibpur Institute 397/4. Rajasthan 251/6 (Sanjay Agarwal 143 n.o.). Match drawn.
• Suburban Club 257/9. Belgachia United 152 (Imran Ali 5/39). Suburban won by 105 runs.

Ban lifted

Mumbai: Former Indian cricket board chief Raj Singh Dungarpur is all set to return as the president of the Cricket Club of India (CCI) on Friday following the lifting of his two-year suspension as member of the CCI on Thursday.
The suspension on Raj Singh was revoked at the EGM on Thursday.

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