Shoaib hearing postponed
The Lahore High Court have postponed a hearing on Shoaib Akhtar's bid to overturn an 18-month ban.
Last Updated: 09/09/08 10:24am
The Lahore High Court has postponed a hearing on Shoaib Akhtar's attempt to overturn an 18-month ban.
Shoaib, 33, was initially handed a five-year ban by the Pakistan Cricket Board on disciplinary grounds in April, but that was later reduced to 18 months by an appellate tribunal. He was also fined seven million rupees.
The fast bowler, who has represented Pakistan in 46 Tests and 138 ODIs, filed an appeal with the Lahore High Court which temporarily suspended the ban pending a final decision.
The case was to be heard by Justice Syed Zahid Hussain on Tuesday, but was postponed due to his unavailability.
"A new date will be set for the case as Chief Justice was not available," said PCB legal adviser Taffazul Rizvi.
"A date should be set within a week."
Shoaib is currently in England playing county cricket for Surrey on a short-term deal.