Lahore: Former Test cricketer Salim Malik revealed that nobody from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) or the International Cricket Council (ICC) has contacted him for the inquiry to date.
“I have already told that I am ready to cooperate with the PCB and ICC. In all past years, I didn’t get any call from the cricket bodies for inquiry. If PCB contacts me, I will answer each and every question,” he told reporters via teleconference.
Malik clarified that he didn’t apologize to cricket fans for doing match-fixing. “I wasn’t involved in match-fixing or related stuff ever. A couple of days ago, I apologized to cricket fans if I hurt them anyway and not for doing match-fixing. I got clean chit on the spot-fixing scandal from the court in 2008” he maintained.
The former cricketer once again wished to serve Pakistan in any capacity. “I want to serve my country once again. Neither I am saying this to get a job nor for money, I just want to return back what this country has given to me,” he said.
It must be noted here that Malik in a recent video statement admitted his role in spot-fixing and offered PCB unconditional cooperation.
Malik was banned in 2000 on the basis of the findings of the Justice Qayyum report related to match-fixing scandals of the 1990s. Later in 2008, a local court overturned his punishment and lift the ban from him.