Breather for Shoaib as Haroon gives him a clean chit

Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Islamabad:In a major relief to Shoaib Akhtar, who faces a disciplinary hearing on Friday, Pakistan team manager Haroon Rashid has cleared the fast bowler of off-field disciplinary charges leveled against him during the team's recent tour of Australia.

Haroon, who was the team manager during the tour, submitted his report to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in which he has given his comments on Shoaib's behavior on the tour and separately also to the inquiry committee constituted by PCB to probe into charges that he violated four clauses of his central contract.

The inquiry committee specifically asked Haroon for his comments on Shoaib.

The fast bowler has been charged with visiting nightclubs, giving press statements without permission and reporting late to the Board after returning from Australia.

Haroon sent a letter to the inquiry committee outlining clearly that except for one occasion when Shoaib was fined for coming late to a practice session, he had not been involved in any other act of indiscipline in Australia, local daily The News reported on Wednesday.

"As far as I am concerned Shoaib was prompt in attending all team meetings, he followed the team dress code, attended all team dinners and official receptions," Haroon was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

"There was no case of him being involved in any misbehavior off the field."

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