The independent adjudicator, Former Lahore High Court Judge, Justice (Retd) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, announced his judgement in Saleem Malik’s appeal that PCB-Pakistan Cricket Board should issue a Clearance Certificate in his favour.
The judge in the final concluding paragraphs of his 11-page judgement stated that: “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.”
Further the comments in the judgement are:
- – “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.”
PCB Counsel Mr Taffazul Rizvi, 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.