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Published: Friday, November 9, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Islamabad: Pakistans express pace demon Shoaib Akhtar on Thursday pledged to overcome fresh suspicions over his bowling action and said he has the support of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and his teammates.[an error occurred while processing this directive]"I am convinced that I am cleared by experts who said that my bowling arm problem is a genuine problem and the PCB has sent the report to the International Cricket Council (ICC)," Akhtar said."I am at a loss to understand that why my action is reported time and again this is the second time this year and it puts enormous pressure on me," Akhtar said."I am convinced that the PCB chairman (Lieutenant General Tauqir Zia) will fight my case and I will play freely."Whenever I take wickets they question my action. I have started to feel that they are after my career. I have lost a lot of time through injury which I desperately want to make up," he said.

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