Lahore: Former Test cricketer Salim Malik claimed that the transcript, he received from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), is based on lies.
Speaking to media on Monday, Malik said that he has submitted a detailed answer to the PCB in return of their transcript, which he called a ‘Lie’.
“Transcript received from PCB is totally a lie,” said Malik. “Why didn’t they present this transcript when I fought my case in the court for eight years and won it,” he asked.
The former cricketer further said that Justice Qayyum Report, which led to his ban, has ‘no importance’. “For me, the Justice Qayyum report has no importance. This matter, calling me a match-fixer, should be closed now,” he said.
Remember, Justice Qayyum’s report, a one-man judicial commission headed by Justice Malik Mohammad Qayyum recommended banning Saleem Malik for a lifetime in 2000 after probing betting and gambling.
Now, after submitting an answer to PCB’s questionnaire within 15 days, Malik awaits a positive response from the cricket. The ex-cricketer wants this matter to be closed.
“I also served Pakistan and won lots of games for the country and I deserved to be treated equally. I know there have been a lot of changes at the helm (of the PCB) in the last 10 years and now I hope for the best,” he concluded.