LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board has finally announced 30 provisional players for the Champions Trophy after twice delaying the announcement. All the selected players would undergo drugs test before the final team of 15 is named. The probables also include Shoaib Akhtar, who with Mohammad Asif had tested positive for nandrolone before the 2006 Champions Trophy and escaped a one-year ban, has been given fair chance to prove his credentials. The PCB earlier asked the bowler (Akhtar) who is at loggerhead with the board on a number of disciplinary cases and has taken legal course, to give a fine amount of Rs seven million but has now withdrawn the condition after the bowler requested to consider his cricketing abilities and that he would pay the money the time the court gives decision. PCB Chief Operating Officer Shafqat Naghmi said that the board did not give any deadline to the bowler to pay the money but asked him to follow the committee's decision. "However, we feel he should be given legitimate chance but his selection will largely depend on his fitness and dope test," he added. He said that the final 15 players for the Champions Trophy will be nominated from the list of 30 probable and the deadline for naming the 15 players is August 11. Dope-tainted Mohammad Asif and veteran middle-order batsman Mohammad Yousuf have been excluded from the provisional squad Batting ace Yousuf pulled out from the biennial event as it coincides with the holy month of Ramazan while seamer Asif was axed due to the recent doping saga at the IPL where the he tested positive. Yousuf's withdrawal has opened doors for Mohammad Hafeez. The selectors have also chosen five uncapped players in Mohammad Aamer and Ahmed Shehzad (both 16) as well as Azhar Ali, Mohammad Ali and Anwar Ali.   He said a few matches will be arranged to asses the fitness of the players after their camp at Kakul camp training. "Some matches will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium from Aug 5-9 to allow Shoaib Akhtar and others to prove their match-fitness." After the Asif saga, the PCB has also decided to keep everything in order and hold test of the selected players. "The dope tests of all the 30 players will be conducted on July 19 and 20 at Lahore," he said. He further added: "Any player failing the test or failing to give samples for the test will become ineligible for selection for Champions Trophy 2008 and will also face disciplinary proceedings under PCB's Anti Doping Policy." He said that the PCB will monitor the fitness of players and may conduct fitness tests prior to selection of final 15 for Champions Trophy 2008. "Every individual player will give fitness test besides the dope test and a clean team will be named to avoid any further hustle," he added. Last week, the International Cricket Council (ICC) allowed the PCB to delay the naming of 30 probables until July 15. Pakistan is due to host the biennial Champions Trophy, featuring the top eight cricket countries from September 11-28. He said that the event will for sure be held in Pakistan. The Pakistani squad includes: Shoaib Malik (Captain), Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Nasir Jamshaid, Azhar Ali, Misbah-ul-Haq (V. Captain), Khalid Latif, Salman Butt, Younis Khan, Bazid Khan, Fawad Alam, Masood Amjad, Shoaib Akhtar, Rao Iftikhar, Abdur Rauf, Anwar Ali, Muhammad Amir, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal, Kamran Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Yasir Hameed, Wahab Riaz, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Yasir, Sohail Khan, Mansoor Amjad, Umer Gul and Khurram Manzoor.