Islamabad: Former Pakistan cricketer Shuaib Akhtar has said that his cricket contract worth Rs 1.5 crore has been canceled to take part in the Kargil war. Akhtar says his contract with Nottinghamshire, an England county team, was terminated during the 1999 Kargil war.At that time he was ready to die for the country. I was in Lahore then. An army officer asked me what I was doing there. I told him that the war was going to start and that we could die together. “I called my friends in Kashmir and told them I was ready to fight,” Akhtar told Pakistani media.The Kargil war began in May 1999 when Pakistani troops infiltrated Indian territory in violation of the Line of Control. Later, India recaptured all the territories occupied by the Pakistani army. 527 Indian soldiers were martyred in Kargil.