PCB promises to review Salim Malik’s life ban for match-fixing

Johannesburg, May 1: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly promised to review the life ban imposed on former Test captain Salim Malik for match-fixing.

Malik was banned for life in May 2000 after he was found guilty of offering bribes to then-Australian cricketers Shane Warne, Tim May and Mark Waugh to under-perform in matches during Australia’s tour of Pakistan in 1994 and his name also featured in separate inquiries which resulted in life bans on Mohammad Azharuddin and the late Hansie Cronje.

According to Sport24, Malik, who led Pakistan between 1993-1995 and played 103 Tests and 283 ODIs before the ban, had met PCB chairperson Najam Sethi to seek to overturn the sanction, a board spokesman said and added that the PCB has promised to review his ban.

Meanwhile, Malik said that he wanted the PCB to take the matter to the ICC as he wants to live a normal life and help the current players, although he is hopeful of a positive outcome, saying that Sethi has assured him of complete cooperation. (ANI)