Karachi: Salim Malik has been given a lifeline by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as it has approached the ICC for guidance and advice on whether the ban on the disgraced batsman could be removed.
“We have written to the ICC and asked it to guide us as this is a complicated case. Malik claims that a lower court removed his life ban way back in 2008,” chief operating officer Subhan Ahmad said.
“Malik had requested the PCB Chairman to review his case and ask for guidance from the ICC as well,” he added.
Malik, 51, was banned in 2000 by the Justice Malik Qayyum judicial inquiry commission.
The former Pakistan captain, who played 103 Tests and 283 ODIs, has since then appealed against his life ban in different courts and in October 2008, a sessions court rescinded the ban. But the PCB is yet to accept the decision.