LAHORE Controversy and Shoaib Akhtar go hand in hand but this time round, fresh hullabaloo has just missed the most notorious Pakistan bowler with the PCB still in a fix over the extension of his central contract. According to reports, Akhtar almost invited yet another trouble by refusing to sign the code of conduct during the ongoing tour of England. Akhtar was asked to sign the code of conduct since the start of the Asia Cup but he kept ignoring it and the PCB on its part was also lethargic enough. Akhtar has played just two matches in the last 14 months which has put the PCB in a fix weather to give him the contract or not and given his performance, the PCB did not have any intention to give him contract. Both Akhtar and team manager Yawar Saeed have learnt to live with heated arguments - this time on the signing of the documents. Akhtar was of the view that as he was not a contacted player of the PCB, he would not sign the code of conduct. But he did not realise the fact that he has been playing for the country under the Pakistan cricket banner and he has to follow the rules even if he is not a contracted player. An official of the board said that the board was not considering to give him contract as yet. He has played just two matches and his fitness is dicey so judging the players performance from just two matches would be wrong. There is a question mark on his fitness and in view of all the past stories the PCB has not intention to offer him contract as yet, he added. The PCB also deducted a fine of Rs 7 million from Akhtars match fees imposed by appellate tribunal. Reports said that Yawar has threatened Akhtar to send him back if he did not sign the code of conduct. The situation became serious when both exchanged hot words and Shahid Afridi had to jump in to cool them down and later convinced Akhtar to sign the code of conduct. Reports said that the PCB has given the team management free hand for not compromising on discipline and if any player violated the code of conduct, he should be sent back immediately.