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Rawalpindi Express outta steam!
Shoaib runs out of time over fine
Shoaib's battle with the PCB has taken many twists and turns
Shoaib Akhtar has conceded he is likely to be omitted from Pakistan's initial squad for the Champions Trophy.
The fast bowler's lawyer said on Sunday that he would not pay a hefty fine in time to be considered for selection.
Shoaib was fined Â£124,000 by an appeals tribunal in June, and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said he will only be considered if it is settled.
But his lawyer Abid Hasan Minto said: "Shoaib will pay when the High Court decides the matter (in September)."
Shoaib was banned for five years by the PCB in March for various alleged acts of indiscipline.
He appealed against the ban to an appeals tribunal which reduced it to 18 months but imposed the fine on him.
Shoaib then filed a petition to the Lahore High Court against the ban and fine last month.
The court suspended the ban but refused to clear the fine until the case is taken up for regular hearing in September.
The PCB postponed the announcement of its preliminary squad until Tuesday and sent notice to Shoaib asking him to pay the fine.
Minto said a reply will be sent to the board on Monday regarding the fine.
He added: "If they (the PCB) think the fine payment is a norm for inclusion in the squad, it is up to them.
"If they want to deny the national team his presence and keep someone like him away from the team... then it is their decision."
Pakistan host the Champions Trophy in September.