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Salim Malik apologises over match fixing

Salim Malik cannot ask the PCB to issue NOC: Independent adjudicator

KARACHI (PPI): Former Lahore High Court Judge, Justice (retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan in his judgment has said that Saleem Malik cannot ask the PCB to issue NOC to provide him job or grant him permission.

In the concluding paragraphs of the 11-page judgment, Justice Chauhan wrote: “Appellant (Saleem Malik) is seeking a Clearance Certificate from PCB to the effect that he is not involved in any kind of match-fixing or betting. This prayer for issuance of NOC from PCB (the employer) is unnatural.

“Appellant has applied for a job or post or permission to run a Cricket Academy under PCB and at the same time is seeking NOC from PCB. This prayer cannot be granted.

“The appellant had to show his good character independent of PCB. He cannot ask PCB to issue NOC for providing him a job or grant him permission.

“The appeal in hand is disposed of holding that PCB shall not use the transcripts dated 25-5-2000 against the appellant (Saleem Malik) without verifying the same against original tapes. PCB is further directed to decide the application of the appellant (Saleem Malik) for the post of batting coach, either way.”

PCB Counsel Taffazul Rizvi, said: “The appeal filed by Saleem Malik has been disposed of by the learned independent adjudicator, Justice (Retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chohan. The learned independent adjudicator has inter alia held that the prayer of Salim Malik for the grant of NOC cannot be granted as he has to show his good character.

“It is also been held by the adjudicator that Salim Malik cannot ask the PCB to issue NOC to provide him job or grant him permission.”

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