Ma­lik, Ak­mal deny giv­ing per­sonal de­tails to PCB

The Pak Banker - - International3 -

KARACHI: Shoaib Ma­lik and Kamran Ak­mal have rub­bished re­ports that the PCB had in­structed them to sub­mit de­tails of their mov­able and im­mov­able prop­erty and bank ac­counts ahead of an on­go­ing process to clear them for in­clu­sion in Pak­istan's pre­lim­i­nary squad for World Cup.

Re­fer­ring to re­ports that the PCB was not sat­is­fied with their doc­u­ments, both said the board never asked for de­tails of any ac­counts or as­sets. "When the board has not asked us for any­thing so where does the ques­tion of us not sat­is­fy­ing them arise," Ma­lik told the ' Jang' news­pa­per from Dubai. "I have never done any­thing in my ca­reer that has any­thing to do with cor­rup­tion, I will be back in the team." The me­dia re­ported that the two play­ers had not sub­mit­ted com­plete de­tails of their bank ac­counts and prop­er­ties to the board leav­ing the PCB's in­tegrity com­mit­tee un­happy. The PCB's le­gal ad­vi­sor, Tafaz­zul Rizvi, when con­tacted, said he would not make any com­ments on the work­ing of the in­tegrity com­mit­tee at this stage as the process is still on. But re­li­able sources in the board con­firmed that the in­tegrity com­mit­tee had asked Ma­lik, Kamran and leg-spin­ner, Dan­ish Kane­ria to give de­tails of their bank ac­counts in­clud­ing for­eign ones and as­sets. "Kane­ria has al­ready sub­mit­ted a num­ber of de­tails, it is hard to un­der­stand why Kamran and Ma­lik are not in a state of de­nial," the source said. The PCB's move to ask play­ers to fur­nish de­tails of their as­sets and ac­counts came af­ter the In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil, ap­par­ently, told the board to take a call on play­ers for the pre­lim­i­nary squad of 30. PCB se­lec­tors are keen to con­sider the trio for the World Cup squad but since the board has given an as­sur­ance to the ICC that it would not se­lect any player whose in­tegrity was in doubt, the PCB had de­cided to con­duct its own in­quiry into the play­ers deal­ings. "That is the only rea­son the board has got an ex­ten­sion un­til Jan 5 from the ICC to an­nounce its World Cup squad whereas other coun­tries have al­ready an­nounced their prob­a­bles in­clud­ing top teams like In­dia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Eng­land and Aus­tralia. -PB News

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