Shoaib to hit back once panel~~s report is out

Published: Saturday, May 1, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Islamabad:Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, who finds himself at the centre of the injury controversy rocking Pakistan cricket, would decide his future course of action after the medical inquiry commission submits its report onMay 4.

"I will announce my next course of action at a press conference after the medical commission's report is made public," Shoaib was quoted as saying in local daily Dawn on Saturday.

Shoaib's statement came a day after results of a bone-scanning test at a reputed hospital in Lahore, run by the legendary Imran Khan, revealed that the bowler had an injury on his 11th rib.

The tearaway fast bowler, whose refusal to bowl on the third day of the series-deciding cricket Test against India in Rawalpindi led to speculation that he may have faked the injury, was confident that the four-member inquiry commission would give him a clean chit.

But a top Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said that it was only a bone-scan report and not the PCB appointed medical commission's finding.

Media reports in Islamabad said that the commission's report would be submitted to the PCB on May 4 and it would be made public the next day.

Meanwhile, Pakistan cricket team captain Inzamam-ul-Haq and vice-captain Yousuf Youhana met PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan apparently to discuss the fallout of the injury controversy involving Shoaib and four other players - Moin Khan, Abdul Razzaq, Shabbir Ahmed and Umar Gul.

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