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Pak lawyer seeks criminal case against Shoaib Malik

cricket Updated: Jan 08, 2011 19:08 IST

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A Pakistani lawyer on Saturday filed a petition seeking local court's direction to the police to register a criminal case against Test cricketer Shoaib Malik for allegedly making millions of rupees through match-fixing.

In the petition filed in the court of the additional sessions Judge here, Ishtiaq Ahmed Chaudhry alleged that Malik not only made millions of rupees through match-fixing but also damaged the country's image.

Chaudhry contended that the Pakistan Cricket Board had reportedly excluded Malik from the 30 probables for the 2011 World Cup because of his alleged corruption and links with the match-fixing mafia.

He asked the court to freeze Malik's assets in Pakistan and abroad and to direct police to register a criminal case against him.

The judge issued notice to the chief of a police station in Lahore, asking him to appear before the court at the next hearing scheduled for January 14.

Malik, who has been in the news after marrying Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, was banned for a year by the PCB after allegations that he deliberately under-performed in a series in Australia last year.

The ban was lifted reportedly on the intervention of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Abdul Qadir, who is a friend of Malik.

Malik refused to give the PCB details of a transaction of 90,000 pounds in his British bank account.

The PCB last week had sought details from Kamran Akmal, Danish Kanaria and Malik about their assets.