Published: April 26, 2020 11:34:24 pm
Tainted former captain Saleem Malik is ready to co-operate with the International Cricket Council and Pakistan Cricket Board to get their clearance, which is able to permit 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 periods courtroom, the PCB has not allowed him again into its fold.
The 57-year-old mentioned 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,” mentioned Malik.
Malik mentioned when the board might permit different responsible gamers to make a comeback, he must also be given the identical alternative.
Tafazzul Rizvi, authorized advisor of the PCB, mentioned 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 relating to the conferences he held in London, Rizvi mentioned.
Rizvi mentioned the board had additionally despatched Malik the transcripts of the assembly which had 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 received clearance to make a comeback into cricket in teaching or another 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 mentioned after Malik had utilized to the board to give him permission to work as a batting guide 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 mentioned.
Malik represented Pakistan in 103 Tests and 283 One-day Internationals. He is taken into account among the many best batsmen to have come out of Pakistan.
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