The story appears on

Page A15

July 17, 2009

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Sports

More doubts over Akhtar's comeback

TROUBLED fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar put yet another return to international cricket in doubt after failing to appear for a fitness test because he said his mother was ill.

"He was supposed to appear at the (fitness) trials in Lahore this week, but he informed us that his mother was ill and he could not come," interim chief selector Wasim Bari said. "We provided Akhtar an opportunity because we have to ensure he is fit for international cricket." Pakistan trails Sri Lanka 0-2 in the three-test series, with the third match starting in Colombo on July 20.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend