KARACHI- The Pakistan Cricket Board will review the life ban for match fixing imposed on the country's former captain Saleem Malik on the recommendation of a judicial inquiry commission, PCB chairman Najam Sethi said today.
"Malik has approached us and told us he has been cleared by a court. He has sent some documents to us and we are studying them," Sethi told. "I have told him to come and meet me in the next few days as we are ready to review his case."
Malik was one of three international captains, along with South Africa's Hansie Cronje and India's Mohammad Azharuddin, to be given life bans from all forms of cricket after Delhi police discovered evidence in 2000 that Cronje had accepted money from a bookmaker to throw matches.
During a subsequent enquiry into the scandal, Cronje, who died in a plane crash in 2002, named Malik, as one of the players involved in a deal with a bookmaker.
Malik, who has always denied any wrongdoing, filed an appeal in the Lahore High Court in 2001 which rejected his case. He then approached the Supreme Court which ordered a lower court to decide on his case.