KARACHI: Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has said Shoaib Akhtar's participation in the tour of England depended on doctors' verdict on his injured ankle.

Reacting to earlier reports quoting him suggesting that Akhtar may miss out on the tour following a hairline fracture in his ankle, he denied that the fast bowler had been diagnosed with the fracture.

``The doctors have not yet submitted any reports on Shoaib's injury. I think there has been some confusion that has led to me being misquoted,'' Inzamam said in Lahore.

``Until the doctors submit their reports, I am in no position to comment on Shoaib's injury or his chances for the England tour,'' he said.

``His reports have been dispatched to South Africa for second opinion and until we receive opinions from Cape Town, we will not be in a position to be specific about his injury or time required for the injury to heal.''

Inzamam also refused to discuss Akhtar's chances for selection, saying: ``The selection committee meeting is on the ninth and I will discuss this subject with the selectors, coach (Bob Woolmer) and chairman (Shaharyar Khan). It is not going to be a unilateral decision. PTI

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