Lahore: Pakistan’s former captain, Shoaib Malik has been ruled out of contention to get a central contract from the Pakistan Cricket Board as he has still not been able to satisfy the integrity committee about an amount of 90,000 pounds in his account, news agencies reported.
Sources in the board said that Malik, Danish Kaneria, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar were out of contention for getting a central contract.
“In Malik’s case he has provided everything that was asked for by the integrity committee of the board except for the questions surrounding the 90,000 pounds.
The source said that the amount was found in one of Malik’s accounts backdated but then went missing in the latest bank statement he submitted to the board.
“The integrity committee asked him to explain where he had spent the amount but so far he has been unable to give a satisfactory reply to them,” the source said.
“Malik has told the committee that he gave loans to some of his friends but was unable to give details of the persons he had given the amount to, leaving the committee members not satisfied with his response,” the source said.