LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing of Shoaib Akhtars petition challenging the ban restricting him to play cricket, imposed by an appellate tribunal of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Petitioners counsel Abid Hassan Minto submitted that the PCB could not sentence Shoaib Akhtar as his Central Contract with the PCB had been expired and the Board had no right to control all affairs of cricket in Pakistan. PCBs council Tafazal Rizvi submitted the PCB was constituted under Sports Ordinance 1962 and it regulated affairs under its constitution. He further submitted the Board was empowered to control cricket affairs in Pakistan and disciplinary policy was applicable for the players who were not included in Central Contract. After hearing the arguments, Justice Sh Azmat Saeed adjourned the hearing till April 6. It may be mentioned here that the court, as an interim relief, had allowed Shoaib to participate in national or international cricket by suspending one and a half years ban. , and a fine of Rs 7 million.