Shoaib likely to get farewell from PCB


LAHORE – Speedster Shoaib Akhtar has not approached the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to allow him to play a farewell match for the national team. A PCB official there were only media reports about Shoaib wanting the board to allow him to play a farewell match but he had not filed any request with the PCB as yet. “So far he has not spoken to us about it and we are also reading things in the media, but when he does come to us with a proposal, obviously the chairman will consider it,” a PCB official said.
There were reports that the controversial bowler who retired after the World Cup, wants the PCB to allow him to play one final match for the country.
The fast bowler ended the World Cup on a disappointing note when he was not selected by in the last three important matches including the semi-final against India at Mohali. But while the PCB is not yet aware of any plans by Shoaib to play a farewell match or organise a benefit, his home associations of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, two teams that he has represented in domestic cricket are clear they want to give the fast bowler a deserving and honourable retirement send-off.