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  Shoaib Akhtar to miss first Test
Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will not be able to join his team in South Africa before the first Test in Johannesburg which starts on Thursday.
Shoaib, cleared last month of a doping offence, was called up on Monday for South Africa after young pace bowler Umar Gul was ruled out for two to three weeks with an ankle injury.
Shoaib was not originally picked for the three-Test series as the selectors said he needed to regain match fitness and form.
www.rediff.com /cricket/2007/jan/10akhtar.htm   (250 words)

 Is it the end of Shoaib Akhtar's career? : Cricket COLUMNS : CricketZone.Com
Shoaib, who returned to cricket in August after a six-month lay-off with a stress fracture in his left ankle, has scalped 165 wickets from 42 Tests since making his debut in 1997-98 against the West Indies, has been one of the game's most colourful personalities in contemporary cricket.
Shoaib is particularly known for his ability to bowl at great speeds that even the best batsmen find difficult to play and for his ability to swing the ball at high speeds, both with conventional outswing and inswing and with reverse swing and has produced many match-winning displays.
Shoaib was the highest wicket-taker, with seventeen in the three-match Test series and England captain Michael Paul Vaughan afterwards labelled him "a big difference between the two teams".
www.cricketzone.com /news/columns/20061108-0.html   (744 words)

 Shoaib Akhtar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shoaib Akhtar (Urdu: شعیب اختر) (born August 13, 1975 in Rawalpindi, Punjab) is a Pakistani cricket player, widely recognized as one of the fastest bowlers in the world (and amongst the fastest bowlers of all time--if not the fastest bowler of all time), earning him the name Rawalpindi Express.
On October 16, 2006, Akhtar was suspended by the PCB, along with Mohammed Asif after the pair was tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance nandrolone.
Akhtar immediately declared his innocence and he declined knowingly taken any performance enhancing drugs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shoaib_Akhtar   (883 words)

 Shoaib Akhtar ruled out of Morocco triangular
The 26-year-old Shoaib, dubbed the Rawalpindi Express, became the first bowler to unofficially cross the 100-mile an hour barrier in a one-day international against New Zealand in Lahore in May this year.
Saeed denied reports that Shoaib's absence was a protest action by him over some players' skipping the tours and earning more money by playing county cricket in England.
Shoaib's elder brother, Shahid Akhtar, said that his brother needed a rest.
www.icricketer.com /news/july14/news3.shtml   (251 words)

 Cricket News : Aussies beatable, says Shoaib Akhtar
KARACHI — Fit-again paceman Shoaib Akhtar on Wednesday said world champions Australia are beatable in next month’s Champions Trophy as well as in next year’s World Cup and that Pakistan can be their nemesis.
Akhtar, who missed Pakistan’s last one-day international against England two weeks ago due to ankle injury, said he is raring to have a go in the ICC (International Cricket Council) Champions Trophy to be held in India.
Akhtar missed a Test series against England due to an ankle injury, but he took nine wickets in four one-day internationals against England and bowled, on average, at 145 kilometres (90 miles) per hour.
www.keralanext.com /news/?id=860347   (512 words)

 Cricinfo - Shoaib Akhtar demands an explanation
Shoaib Akhtar has admitted to being heartbroken after being left out of Pakistan's team for their tour of the West Indies, and says he needs to be told the exact reason for his omission.
Akhtar says he is confused about whether he was dropped on fitness grounds, or whether disciplinary concerns had caused his omission.
Shoaib said he was willing to take his exclusion in his stride, but felt that the authorities owed him an explanation.
www.icc-cricket.com /wac/content/story/209006.html   (389 words)

 Shoaib to appeal against drugs ban - CNN.com
"Shoaib is devastated by the decision and he is definitely going to appeal against the ban," the controversial fast bowler's personal doctor and close friend Tauseef Razzaq said in Karachi.
The punishment could end Shoaib's incident-filled career, as he would be 33 years old when he would be free to take the new ball again for Pakistan and he is already prone to injuries.
Shoaib and Asif had been called back from the Champions Trophy in India after the board received the results of out-of-competitionn tests carried out in Pakistan before the tournament.
edition.cnn.com /2006/SPORT/11/02/cricket.shoaib   (830 words)

 Cricinfo - Shoaib handed central contract   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Shoaib Akhtar, who missed both West Indies and Indian tours due to fitness problems also got a renewed contract, ending speculation he could be dropped from the list of contracted players.
Akhtar was the last player to sign the contract after he raised certain objections over personal sponsorship.
Inzamam-ul-Haq, Yousaf Youhana, Younis Khan, Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Sami, Danish Kaneria, Kamran Akmal, Asim Kamal, Salman Butt, Naveed-ul-Hasan Rana, Yasir Hameed, Shoaib Akhtar, Arshad Khan, Shabbir Ahmad, Rao Iftikhar, Umar Gul, Bazid Khan, Imran Farhat.
content.cricinfo.com /pakistan/content/story/212515.html   (458 words)

 Dope-tainted Shoaib Akhtar, Asif banned -DAWN - Top Stories; November 02, 2006
Shoaib will serve a two-year ban and Asif will be unable to play for one year after testing positive for nandrolone, a banned steroid.
Shoaib admitted that he had never informed the team coach/ physiotherapist or the PCB medical advisor about the supplements, vitamins and herbal medicines that he had been taking because they had never asked him and none of these were banned items.
Shahid said Shoaib had a claim that he had never seen the list of prohibited substances published by the WADA or its Athlete Guide, which according to the Anti-Doping Commission Officer, Dr Sohail Saleem, and the team physiotherapist, were given to the players prior to the England tour in August 2006.
www.dawn.com /2006/11/02/top1.htm   (1327 words)

 Business Recorder [Pakistan's First Financial Daily]
LAHORE (November 02 2006): Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was banned for two years and team-mate Mohammad Asif for one year after they tested positive for a banned steroid, an official said Wednesday.
Akhtar, 31, and Asif, 23, were sent home in disgrace from the Champions Trophy in India on October 16 after the PCB said the performance-enhancing drug nandrolone had appeared in their samples.
Akhtar, who has taken 165 wickets in 42 Tests and 133 in 208 one-day internationals, is famously known as the "Rawalpindi Express" for his pace and for his home town.
www.businessrecorder.com /index.php?id=492269&currPageNo=1&query=&search=&term=&supDate=   (734 words)

 Shoaib & Asif Banned » Teeth Maestro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Shoaib Akhtar and Mohd Asif who had been sent home from India after their urine tests turned up positive have now been banned from cricket.
Shoaib Akhtar will be on the sidelines for two years, while Mohd Asif has been banned for one year by the Pakistan Doping Tribunal.
Any ban for Shoaib Akhtar is generally understood to be career ending so I suspect the PCB will use him as a Guinea pig and squeeze Asif into the team in March.
www.teeth.com.pk /blog/2006/11/01/shoaib-asif-banned   (638 words)

 Gulfnews: What's wrong with Shoaib Akhtar?
Akhtar has proved that he is the fastest bowler in the world today.
Had Akhtar grown along with players who knew to accept all these as part of the game, he would have learned to control his temperament.
Akhtar mingles with everyone and is not selective as some of the top players in his team.
archive.gulfnews.com /articles/03/10/26/101267.html   (825 words)

 Shoaib appeals ban- Sports-Sections-TIMES NOW.tv   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Even though Akhtar is set to appeal against the decision, it is expected that very little will come out of this and the Rawalpindi Express could well be derailed for the long haul.
Akhtar also claimed that he had been using several herbal medicines without knowing their contents.
Akhtar has admitted that he took nutritional supplements but failed to inform the team management about the same.
www.timesnow.tv /Shoaib_appeals_ban/articleshow/296154.cms   (373 words)

 Cricinfo - Shoaib Akhtar rattles Abbottabad
Shoaib Akhtar, discarded by Pakistan for allegedly not being fit, tore through Abbottabad in an eight-over spell, as Islamabad moved smoothly towards a comprehensive triumph on day two in Islamabad.
Akhtar took three for 21 as Abbottabad collapsed to 82 for seven in response to Islamabad's mammoth 526 for seven declared.
Shoaib was backed up by a pair of current and past internationals: Rao Iftikhar Anjum and Azhar Mahmood claimed two wickets each to build on the earlier good work of their batsmen.
content-www.cricinfo.com /pakistan/content/story/275741.html   (799 words)

 Cricinfo - Shoaib Akhtar retained in one-day squad
Akhtar, who has not played for Pakistan since February, was expected to play the final Test at The Oval but was eventually not risked.
Shoaib Malik, the allrounder, has also been included, after he was cleared to play by the Pakistan Cricket Board's medical panel.
Squad Inzamam-ul-Haq (capt), Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Kamran Akmal (wk), Imran Farhat, Shoaib Akhtar, Rana Naved, Rao Iftikhar, Mohammad Asif, Umar Gul and Danish Kaneria.
content-aus.cricinfo.com /australia/content/current/story/257017.html   (280 words)

 Shoaib Akhtar setup the win over South Africa at Cricket Bloggers of Pakistan
I am waiting to hear more on Shoaib’s injury, and about his spat with Woolmer, but I admit I was a bit too quick in assuming something shady might be going on.
Shoaib Akhtar’s role, however, was significant and relatively speaking, Pakistan didn’t win the test match on the 4th day as much as South Africa lost it on the 1st day.
Shoaib’s absence, once again, will be disappointing for his fans and pleasing to his critics, but it will definitely be missed when we battle South Africa again in the third and final test match of this series.
cricket.bloggers.pk /2007/01/24/shoaib-akhtar-setup-the-win-over-south-africa   (790 words)

 Shoaib Akhtar eyes Pakistan captaincy
COLOMBO: With the crisis in Pakistan cricket deepening everyday, ace pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar has staked his claim for the captaincy of the team.
Shoaib said he did not want to "merely be a great bowler or a selfish captain, but a great servant of the country." "I'll prove that I am a great leader of men when the time comes.
Contending that the race with Brett Lee for the title of fastest bowler is over, Shoaib said he had already proved himself as the fastest in the world.
www.icricketer.com /news/21sep02/news4.shtml   (473 words)

 Why Shoaib Akhtar should never again set foot on a cricket pitch - Cricket
Akhtar's failed drugs test was merely the latest episode in a career notable for its want of scruple.
Akhtar's willingness to mess with the ball was evident in the same contest.
Akhtar was entitled to his day in court and those responsible were bound to accept the verdict.
www.smh.com.au /news/cricket/why-shoaib-akhtar-should-never-again-set-foot-on-a-cricket-pitch/2007/03/01/1172338793550.html   (934 words)

 Tags - Shoaib Akhtar - Instablogs Community
Pakistan pace battery of Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif are expected to miss the World Cup because of doping and fitness problems.
Pakistani pacers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Asif have reportedly tested positive for a banned substance again in a secret dope test conducted by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif have let down their side with their alleged involvement in Cricketing’s latest doping scandal… The two were tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid Nandrolone… Though the whole cricket world has criticized Akhtar and...
www.instablogs.com /tags/shoaib-akhtar   (935 words)

 Personal Information on Shoaib Akhtar
It is quiet difficult to digest but Shoaib Akhtar played with the actual cricket ball in his very first international cricket match.
Shoaib is often compared to Imran Khan for his winning attitude on and off the field.
Shoaib really adores all his fans and as per his mother’s wish he keeps a low profile and never acts like a star.
yehhaicricket.com /pinforamation/shoaibpersonalinfo.html   (742 words)

 Shoaib Akhtar: Rawalpindi Express derailed
Shoaib Akhtar, known for his breakneck bowling and unconventional lifestyle, faces a career threatening two-year ban.
Shoaib Akhtar’s case is the most high-profile drug case in cricket since Australia’s Shane Warne was banned for a year in 2003 for testing positive for two diuretics.
Worse still, without Shoaib and Mohammad Asif, Pakistan is no longer a serious contender for the next World Cup, unless one of their many reserve blowers grow humongous in stature in the next few months, but taking there performance in consideration, such an outcome is not worth a wager.
www.merinews.com /catFull.jsp?articleID=123633&catID=5&category=Sports   (1754 words)

 Shoaib Akhtar available for Indian tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Akhtar, who missed the Indian tour with a hamstring injury that had also cut short his Australian tour in January, bowled four fast overs from a full run-up against Leicestershire in a Twenty20 match that a Pakistan Cricket Board XI won by 53 runs at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Ehtishamuddin, one of the selectors, however, told journalists in Lahore that Shoaib's fitness cannot be judged in a Twenty20 game and he needed to play in the Patron's Cup one-day national tournament to convince the selectors.
Shoaib said he couldn't wait to take on India in the one-day internationals but again maintained that the final decision was not in his hands.
www.chennaionline.com /cricket/PakinInd05/news92.asp   (414 words)

 Cricbuzz.com :: The Worldwide Hub of Cricket
So childish Shoaib could be that he will laugh when he misfields or drops a catch or even misses swinging a shot when need to block.Yet he has proved at times to be a dogged batsman, defending.
Akhtar does precisely that, he hurls the ball at great speeds making the distance of 22 yards a touch too short for the batsman to recover.
Akhtar seems to have a better strike rate in test matches (45 balls compared to Lee’s 53) and averages do vary…Akhtar gives less than 25 runs per wicket compared to Lee’s 32..
www.cricbuzz.com /Cricket_Blog/Cricket/Shoaib_Akhtar_:_Needs_proper_motivation   (1494 words)

 Cricket-Online: Shoaib ruled out of series
Shoaib Akhtar will miss the remainder of the ongoing one-day series between India and Pakistan with an ankle injury that will require four to six weeks' rest.
It was hoped that Akhtar would be fit for tomorrow's clash at Lahore, but he has been advised to give the injury some rest.
It had been speculated that Akhtar was purposely missing the matches to avoid match referee Chris Broad who is notorious for clamping down on suspect bowling actions.
cricket-online.org /news.php?sid=4887   (233 words)

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