LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Mr. Muhammad Naveed Chaudhry as a member of the Appellate Tribunal to deliberate upon the penalty imposed on fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on disciplinary grounds. The pacer is battling to get a five-year ban removed. The ban was imposed by the PCB on April 1 this year over repeated breaches of discipline. The Tribunal is headed by Mr. Aftab Farrukh an eminent and distinguished lawyer of Pakistan who has been a Judge of the Lahore High Court and a member of Pakistan Bar Council. Former Test Cricketer Mr. Haseeb Ahsan is also member of the three members Tribunal.
Mr. Muhammad Naveed Chaudhry, a lawyer by profession has been a member of the Punjab local Government Commission (2003-08) and Information Secretary of the Punjab PPP. He is an ardent fan of Cricket who has actively played the game for Punjab University during his student days. Salman was one of the members of the three-man tribunal committee which is and was headed by retired Justice Aftab Farrukh with former Test cricketer Haseeb Ahsan as the third member, but Taseer has expressed his inability to participate in further proceedings of the PCB’s Appellate Tribunal as he had been appointed the governor of Punjab couple of week before. The tribunal is originally scheduled for Akhar’s hearing on June 4 but postponed to June 8