Saleem Malik Match Fixing Case: Justice Chauhan dismisses appeal

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

26th Oct, 2020. 07:23 pm
Saleem Malik match fixing

Today (on Monday), Mr. Justice (retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, former Lahore High Court announced his judgment and dismissed Saleem Malik‘s appeal of getting a Clearance Certificate in his favor.

In 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 the 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.”

Mr. Taffazul Rizvi, PCB Counsel said,

“The appeal filed by Mr. Saleem 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 the job or grant him permission.”

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