Saleem Malik ready to work with ICC, PCB for their clean chit


By: PTI | Karachi |

Published: April 26, 2020 11:34:24 pm

Saleem Malik was banned in 2000 for life for match-fixing by the PCB. (File Photo/AFP)

Tainted former captain Saleem Malik is ready to co-operate with the International Cricket Council and Pakistan Cricket Board to get their clearance, which can enable him to earn a dwelling from the sport.

In a video message, the previous Test captain, who was banned in 2000 for life for match-fixing by the PCB on the suggestions of the Justice (Retd) Malik Qayyum judicial fee report, additionally apologised to the nation and his followers for his actions.

Though Malik had his life ban lifted in 2008 by a decrease district and classes court docket, the PCB has not allowed him again into its fold.

The 57-year-old stated he was ready to cooperate unconditionally with the ICC and PCB and full all rehab packages which a participant has to endure for a comeback.

“Purely on human rights ground I think I also deserve a second chance to earn my livelihood from cricket which has always been my bread and butter,” stated Malik.

Malik stated when the board might enable different responsible gamers to make a comeback, he also needs to be given the identical alternative.

Tafazzul Rizvi, authorized advisor of the PCB, stated it was good to hear Malik providing his full and unconditional cooperation to them and the ICC.

“For any player desirous of wanting to make a comeback the only way is to fully cooperate with his board under the anti-corruption laws.”

“First of all Saleem Malik ought to reply to the questions we had requested him in April, 2011 concerning the conferences he held in London, Rizvi stated.

Rizvi stated the board had additionally despatched Malik the transcripts of the assembly which have been ahead to them by the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit.

“Malik should give explanation of these meetings and then we can take his case forward.”

According to a dependable supply within the board, Malik has not obtained clearance to make a comeback into cricket in teaching or every other capability as a result of he has nonetheless not responded to a PCB discover issued to him in 2013 over the character of his conferences within the UK.

“After the board banned him for life in 2000 on the recommendations of the Justice (retd) Malik Qayyum judicial commission, Malik had some meetings in the UK the transcripts of which were obtained by the ICC and which raised doubts over the purpose of these meetings,” the supply instructed PTI.

The supply stated after Malik had utilized to the board to give him permission to work as a batting marketing consultant on the National Cricket Academy round 2010-11, the board had then issued him a discover to first clarify the character of his conferences.

“Malik to date has not responded to the notice and that is why the PCB and ICC are not willing to give any clear statement on why Malik is not allowed to engage in any cricket activities,” the supply stated.

Malik represented Pakistan in 103 Tests and 283 One-day Internationals. He is taken into account among the many most interesting batsmen to have come out of Pakistan.

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