Press releases are rarely of this standard.
Lahore May 21, 2009: Mr. Shoaib Akhter was examined today by a Medical Board constituted by PCB for the purpose of Clinical assessment/Fitness due to his ongoing current ailment.
The Medical Board consists of following experts.
1. Professor Javed Raza Gardezi – Consultant Surgeon
2. Dr. Ijaz Hussain – Consultant Dermatologist
3. Dr. Riaz Ahmed – Sports Physician PCB
The Medical Board has reported that Shoaib Akhter was suffering from Genital Viral Warts and Electrofulgration was done on May 12, 2009. They further stated that his wound though healing needs further care and treatment for another minimum Ten days for the purpose of healing and to achieve skin cover. Medical Board further recommended his re-assessment after 10 days.
In accordance with the above program his re-assessment will be carried out on 1st week of June, 2009.In view of the above, PCB has requested ICC Technical Committee for the replacement
Shoaib may have thought that having his knob looked at by three different people was unnecessarily embarrassing, but having the PCB contact the world’s media with the details afterwards is a step further than that.
The PCB have called a press conference for Saturday, where they will put Shoaib on a pedestal in front of the cameras, drop his trousers and point at his bits.