Shoaib Malik to challenge PCB ban on every possible forum

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Lahore, Mar.23 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik is in no mood to take the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) decision of imposing a year's ban on him lightly and has decided to challenge the same.

Malik told reporters here that he would appeal against the PCB's ban on every possible forum.

"I will fight against the ban and go to every possible platform to prove my innocence. I want to prove my innocence as there have been no cases of indiscipline in my 11-year career," The Daily Times quoted Malik, as saying.

"Cricket is my passion and I live for it. I love cricket and cannot think of life without it," he added.

Malik was banned for a year and slapped a hefty fine along with fast bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan following the recommendations of an inquiry committee, which was formed to look into Pakistan's woeful performance in Australia.

The PCB had also banned former captains Mohammed Younis and Younis Khan for an indefinite period on the committee's recommendation.

The senior players were found guilty of being involved in 'infighting' in the team and creating rifts among players. (ANI)

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