Fastest Set for Riverside
Akhtar, the World's fastest bowler, will be appearing at Durham's
Riverside Ground in August, it has been confirmed.
whose bowling has been clocked at almost 100mph, will be representing
the Lashings World XI team against Durham on Wednesday August 7th,
following a pay dispute with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
pay dispute regarded Akhtar's frustration at not being able to earn
fees from playing both county cricket and Internationals, a luxury
others were being able to enjoy, insiders claim. The PCB Chairman
was not pleased with his argument and allowed him to go to England
and earn money playing club cricket for Lashings.
nicknamed 'the Rawalpindi Express', was ruled out of next months
Tangiers triangular tournament in Morocco, between Pakistan, Sri
Lanka and South Africa, amidst contrasting reports. Whilst Pakistan
team manager Yawar Saeed claimed Akthar was carrying an injury,
his brother Shahid denied such an injury existed.
'Pro For a Day' competition is offering one lucky winner the chance
to play against Shoaib and the rest of the Lashings team for Durham.
For more information visit www.proforaday.co.uk.
for the game at Chester-Le-Street will be limited to 5,000 and tickets
are expected to go quickly. Prices are £10 adults, £5
U18s. Ticket hotline 0191 387 1717.