Malik banned for one Test

Shoaib Malik has been banned for one Test match against West Indies, after accepting that he intentionally threw away a domestic Twenty20 match.

Malik will also have to abnegate 75% of his match fees for the first two ODIs that he plays on the Caribbean tour, as a part of the punishment.

Malik was accused of deliberately throwing away a match between the team he captained, Sialkot Stallions, and Karachi Zebras in the recently concluded domestic Twenty20 tournament, so that their loss will cause the elimination of Lahore Eagles from the tournament.

Malik admitted to the guilt in front of an inquiry committee, headed by former Test player and current Pakistan team manage, Haroon Rashid, and then publicly, but couldn’t get away with the punishment.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) issued the following statement justifying their decision regarding the punishment, “His actions have damaged Pakistan’s cricketing image. It was an immature and misplaced attempt to express his discontent.”

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