Lahore: Former Pakistan batsman Saleem Malik has requested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to give him a second chance to serve Pakistan by giving him a coaching role at any capacity.
The 57-year-old also thanked his former teammates who are supporting him for a very long time. “Just like other cricketers, I deserve a second chance, PCB should give me any kind of responsibility as I want to develop young cricketers from my vast experience of the game,” He said in a video message.
“I would like to thank Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saqlain Mushtaq, Rashid Latif and Shoaib Akhtar for their kind words for me,” he added.
He reminded that the honorable board has lifted the ban in 2008 and PCB should now reconsider his request as he has valuable services for Pakistan cricket.
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
It must be noted that recently former captain Inzamam said in his youtube video that Saleem deserves a second shot of redemption because of his great cricketing mind and he can still help Pakistan despite being out of the game for more than 20 years.