Lahore: The chairman of the Pakistan National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Sports, Iqbal Mohammad Khan, has slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) decision to revoke the one-year ban on all-rounder Shoaib Malik.
“Shoaib Malik is not so big a player that laws and rules be revised for him. The PCB should treat every player fairly and equally and every case on merit,” The Nation quoted Khan, as saying.
“The PCB should clarify on what grounds Shoaib Malik case was tested and punishment abolished,” he added.
The one-year ban on Malik was imposed following an inquiry commission’s report, which blamed him for infighting in the team during the disastrous Australia tour in January-February.
While talking about former captain Younis Khan’s indefinite ban imposed by the PCB, Khan said, “The PCB should immediately remove the ban on the former Pakistani skipper.”
“He is the main player for Pakistan and the PCB still was not able to prove any charges against him. It is hard to understand on what charges Younus was punished. The PCB was unfair with Younus Khan,” he added.
The enquiry commission had held Khan and Mohammed Yousuf guilty of violating the code of conduct and of being involved in infighting.