Salim Malik, the former disgraced Pakistan cricket captain, is aiming to seek “justice” from the ICC after the PCB refused him permission to take up coaching.
This is despite a Lahore Court dismissing his life ban due to match-fixing. He has been banned from pursuing any cricketing activity in the country despite the ban being overturned in 2008 by a lower court.
Malik said, “I have written to the PCB asking them to send me the questionnaire which they want to ask me about my meetings in London and also have informed them that I am ready to meet all conditions of anti-corruption code rehabilitation program.”
He added that, “But so far they have not responded so I have decided that I will also approach the ICC to get justice. I stand cleared by a court of law and there is no reason for either the ICC or PCB to stop me from getting involved in cricket activities again”. He had been banned for life due to match-fixing by the PCB in 2000 on the suggestions of the inquiry report by Justice Malik Qayyum.
In 2008, his ban was lifted by a district and sessions court in Lahore but the PCB wants him to clear the air on some of his meetings in London in 2011. Malik also said that he was worried about his son’s future who is a good cricketer according to him.
Malk said, “No one should show bias against my son because of me. He is a very talented cricketer but they didn’t select him for the Under-19 team saying he is overage which is not true.”
“I have no desire to join the Pakistan team in any capacity and I will be happy coaching at the NCA,” he said.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.