Malik’s plea for clearance certificate rejected

October 27, 2020

LAHORE: Former Lahore High Court Judge Justice Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan has called former captain Salim Malik’s plea for clearance certificate from the PCB unnatural and said it cannot be...

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LAHORE: Former Lahore High Court Judge Justice (retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan has called former captain Salim Malik’s plea for clearance certificate from the PCB unnatural and said it cannot be granted.

The independent adjudicator, however, directed the PCB to decide his application of a coaching job. Justice Miran, in his capacity as an independent adjudicator, on Monday announced his judgement in Salim Malik’s appeal in relation to his plea that PCB should issue a clearance certificate in his favour.

In the concluding paragraphs of the 11-page judgement, Justice Chauhan wrote: “Appellant (Salim 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 (Salim Malik) without verifying the same against original tapes. PCB is further directed to decide the application of the appellant (Salim Malik) for the post of batting coach, either way.”

PCB Counsel Mr Taffazul Rizvi, said: “The appeal filed by Mr Salim Malik has been disposed of by the learned independent adjudicator, Mr Justice (Retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chohan. The learned independent adjudicator has inter alia held that the prayer of Mr 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 Mr Salim Malik cannot ask the PCB to issue NOC to provide him job or grant him permission.”



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