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Shoaib's ban and its aftermath

Shoaib Akhtar was handed by a five-year ban by a PCB disciplinary committee for criticising the board after not being offered a contract. His comments came while he was on a two-year probation for hitting team-mate Mohammad Asif with the bat in the World Twenty20 last year, an act which also saw him banned for 13 matches and fined over US$50,000. Here is Cricinfo's full coverage of Shoaib's downfall.

June 30
News - Shoaib files petition against ban

June 15
News - Shoaib free to appeal

June 14
News - Shoaib's five-year ban reduced to 18 months

June 8
News - Shoaib's appeal proceedings delayed

May 5
Osman Samiuddin - PCB softens stance on Shoaib

May 4
News - Shoaib cleared to play in IPL

May 3
News - Shoaib can play IPL only if ban is lifted - Modi
News - Shoaib pushes for suspension of ban

May 2
News - Ashraf files defamation suit against Shoaib

May 1
News - IPL yet to decide on Shoaib ban

April 30
News - Shoaib's five-year ban upheld

April 29
News - Shoaib apologises to PCB chairman

April 18
News - Shoaib to file fresh appeal by Monday

April 14
News - Senate committee says Shoaib appeal process to continue

April 8
News - Anti-Corruption Unit probes Shoaib's match-fixing claims

April 7
News - Three-man tribunal to look into Shoaib's appeal
News - Shoaib's comments anger Inzamam and Moin

April 4
News - ICC wants anti-corruption unit to talk to Shoaib
News - Shoaib launches appeal against ban

April 3
News - Shoaib cannot play in IPL
News - Ashraf files legal notice against Shoaib

April 2
News - Shoaib claims he got offers to underperform
Quotes - 'I have been victimised' - Shoaib
News - Lawson regrets Shoaib's downfall

April 1
News - Shoaib banned for five years
Osman Samiuddin - The final episode in the Shoaib soap opera?