LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has as soon as once more made a contact with former Pakistan captain Salim Malik, sending a questionnaire referring to a pending inquiry towards him, since 2011.
Sources informed Daybreak on Thursday that till and until Malik replies to the pending inquiry, he won’t be cleared to hitch any cricket physique affiliated with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The inquiry is said to his alleged conferences held within the UK in 2000 when he was banned for all times by retired Justice Abdul Qayyum Fee the identical 12 months. After the fee banned him for all times, it’s alleged that Malik had some suspected conferences within the UK, the transcripts of which had been obtained by the ICC and which raised doubts over the aim of those conferences.
Later, Salim succeeded in successful a case towards the ban from a civil courtroom in 2008. The PCB didn’t problem the decision of the courtroom as Malik was cleared. The PCB additionally paid his provident fund and different dues after the courtroom’s verdict.
Former chairman PCB Ijaz Butt additionally appointed him as head coach within the Nationwide Cricket Academy in the identical 12 months of 2008 however the PCB did not get the backing of ICC in that call and it was overturned inside hours. Later, the ICC anti-corruption unit initiated one other inquiry towards Salim Malik in 2011 about his conferences held within the UK.
In a current media speak, PCB’s lawyer Taffazul Rizvi had identified that first Salim ought to present solutions to the questions he was given in 2011 and solely then he might be allowed to work in cricket-related tasks. Salim, nevertheless, has denied that he was ever given any such questions on any conferences within the UK. To that, the PCB has responded now and have as soon as once more despatched him the questionnaire pertaining to the inquiry.
A PCB spokesman mentioned no ban exists on Salim Malik however an inquiry is pending towards him since 2011.
Regardless of repeated efforts, Salim Malik couldn’t be contacted on his cellphone.
It’s attention-grabbing to notice, nevertheless, that from the 12 months 2000 to his clearance from the courtroom in 2008, the ICC didn’t ask Salim to reply any questions on any inquiry associated to his UK conferences.
Salim, now 57, represented Pakistan in 103 Checks and 283 ODIs and was thought-about one of many most interesting batsmen ever produced by Pakistan. He’s additionally within the record of profitable captains of the nation.
Revealed in Daybreak, Might 15th, 2020