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TIMELINE-Shoaib Akhtar's disciplinary violations

(Reuters) - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday banned fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar for five years for repeated disciplinary violations.

Below is a chronology of disciplinary action taken against him.

September 1997: Dropped from Pakistan one-day squad for a series in Toronto on the basis of tour manager’s report of an earlier visit to England by the A team

December 1999: Banned for illegal bowling action

February 2000: Banned for a test and fined 50,000 rupees ($1,800) after breaching players’ code of conduct on tour of Australia

January 2001: Banned for illegal bowling action for a second time

November 2002: Fined 50 percent of match fee, banned for one one-day international for throwing a bottle into crowd during a test in Zimbabwe

December 2002: Suspended one-test ban for ball tampering

May 2003: Banned for two ODIs and fined 75 percent of match fee for ball tampering during a tri-series match in Sri Lanka

October 2003: Banned for one test and two ODIs for using obscene and offensive language towards South African Paul Adams in Lahore test

December 2004: Fined 40 percent of match fee for taunting batsman during test in Australia

January 2005: Fined 25 percent of match fee for excessive appealing in ODI in Australia

October 2006: Banned for two years for testing positive for nandrolone. Ban lifted on appeal two months later

August 2007: Fined $5,000 for leaving training camp without permission. Fine suspended on appeal.

October 2007: Banned for 13 international matches and fined 3.4 million rupees ($120,300) for four breaches of discipline including striking team mate Mohammad Asif with a bat before Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa. Also put on two-year probation.

April 2008: Banned for five years by PCB for violating code of conduct while under probation period.

Editing by Sonia Oxley and Tony Jimenez