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PCB appoints independent adjudicator to hear Saleem Malik's appeal
Corruption in Cricket

PCB appoints independent adjudicator to hear Saleem Malik's appeal

Former Lahore High Court Justice (retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan has been installed as an independent adjudicator to hear Saleem Malik's appeal regarding the contents of an incriminating April 2000 conversation.

Malik, who played 103 Tests and 283 ODIs for Pakistan, was caught in a sting operation 20 years ago admitting to offering bribes to players for potentially fixing matches.

The transcripts of the conversation were provided by the International Cricket Council (ICC) but Malik has not yet responded to the damning evidence against him.

In recent months, Malik has attempted to absolve his image and has repeatedly asked the PCB for another chance at redemption. His pleas have been supported by former teammates Inzamam-ul-Haq and Saqlain Mushtaq as Malik has revealed his intentions to work with the board in any coaching or administrative capacity.

However, the PCB has continued to remind Malik of his failure to respond to the evidence presented by the sting operation conducted by a British tabloid.

"The PCB will be unable to proceed any further until such time you respond on the said matter," the board had stated in a reply to Malik's concerns.

The Lahore High Court judge appointed by the PCB was also involved in the case of Umar Akmal, which culminated in a three-year ban for the mercurial batsman. The ban was shortened to 18 months by former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar.

"The PCB will share further details in relation to the date and venue for the hearing as soon as they are confirmed by Justice Chauhan. Until such time, the PCB will make no comment on the matter," the PCB added in the context of Malik's case.

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