Saleem Malik, the former Pakistani cricketer who played his last game in 1999, got banned in 2000 after involving himself in a spot-fixing scandal.
He told that no one from the International Cricket Council (ICC) or Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) tried to contact him to make inquiries.
“I have already told that I am ready to cooperate with the PCB and ICC. In all past years, I didn’t get any call from the cricket bodies for inquiry. If PCB contacts me, I will answer each and every question,” he told reporters via teleconference.
Saleem Malik said that he was not involved in any spot-fixing scandal and termed the incident as blame upon him. He said that the board shall try to contact me at least. if they did, I have the answer to every question. Saleem, however, didn’t apologize to cricket fans that if he had hurt any of them.
Malik clarified that he didn’t apologize to cricket fans for doing match-fixing. “I wasn’t involved in match-fixing or related stuff ever. A couple of days ago, I apologized to cricket fans if I hurt them anyway and not for doing match-fixing. I got clean chit on the spot-fixing scandal from the court in 2008” he maintained.
“I want to serve my country once again. Neither I am saying this to get a job nor for money, I just want to return back what this country has given to me,” he said.
Saleem earlier demanded a chance from PCB and said that he is ready to do coaching for any captaincy. He demanded a second chance like PCB gave to the other players such as M. Amir and Sharjeel Khan. He indirectly hinted at them and said that like other players, I also deserve a chance.