Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Legal Adviser Taffazul Rizvi has welcomed former cricketer Saleem Malik’s offer who has assured unconditional cooperation on his anti-corruption matter, ARY Sports reported today.
PCB’s legal advisor has said that for any player it is necessary to cooperate with the PCB on the anti-corruption code.
“The only way for any player to cooperate with the board is to follow the anti-corruption code. PCB wants answers to the questions that were asked from Saleem in 2011,” he said.
PCB wants former batsman to clarify the matter so that they can take the matter forward. “Questions were asked about Saleem Malik’s three meetings in London. A transcript was also sent by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to him and he was asked about his conduct in those meetings,” he added.
On the other hand, Saleem has apologized the fans for his actions and once again appealed that just like other cricketers, he should be given the second chance to serve Pakistan.
“All I know is only about cricket and I don’t know anything else. It’s my appeal under human rights law that I should be treated just like any other cricketer. I am ready to cooperate according to the rules with the PCB and the ICC,” he said.
It must be noted that the right-handed batsman last played for Pakistan in 1999 but his career was ended in a disgrace as he was given a life ban as a result of Justice Qayyum’s inquiry in May 2000 for alleged match-fixing. On October 23rd, the local court in Lahore lifted the ban imposed by the PCB.