PCB integrity committee asks Malik, Kaneria to give documents
Pakistan's discarded Test players, Shoaib Malik and Danish Kaneria have again been told by the Pakistan Cricket Board's integrity committee to produce relevant documents in order to fast track any chances of them being cleared for national selection.cricket Updated: Mar 11, 2011 11:54 IST
Pakistan's discarded Test players, Shoaib Malik and Danish Kaneria have again been told by the Pakistan Cricket Board's integrity committee to produce relevant documents in order to fast track any chances of them being cleared for national selection.
Reliable sources in the board said on Friday that the situation concerning both players was being dealt on a case to case basis by the integrity committee that was constituted by the board after the spot-fixing scandal broke out in England last year.
The committee, which includes a former high court judge, is tasked with scrutinising the background of every player before he is cleared to play for the national team.
So far the integrity committee has not cleared Malik or Kaneria despite having several rounds of talks with them.
"Both cases are different. While in Malik's case the committee wants him to provide more details about his bank accounts, assets and mode of earnings, in Kaneria's case his issue is related to him being investigated by the Essex police last year in connection with a spot-fixing scandal in county cricket," a source explained.
The Test-leg spinner was investigated by the Essex police last year for his alleged involvement in fixing a Pro-40 county match against Durham in September 2009 with teammate Mervyn Westfield but the police later cleared Kaneria saying it had found no evidence to incriminate him in the case.
Westfield, however, was charged by the police and is now facing criminal charges.
The source said that Malik appeared to be very keen to get clearance as soon as possible as he had himself requested for a hearing recently and held discussions with the committee members.
"He has given the committee more details about his assets and accounts but the members have asked him for some more details, which he has promised to come up with soon," the source said.