Shoaib Malik sends notice to PCB seeking reasons for ban, fine

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Karachi, Apr.8 (ANI): Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik has sent a notice to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) seeking clarifications on its decision impose a year's ban and a penalty of two million rupees on him.

A PCB official, while confirming the report, said the board would soon reply to the notice.

"We will respond to Shoaib Malik's notice soon in which he has sought justification over his punishment," The News quoted PCB's media director Nadeem Sarwar, as saying.

Sarwar also clarified that the notice sent by Malik was not being treated as an appeal against the PCB's ban and fine.

"We are yet to receive a formal appeal from Malik. The deadline for filing the appeals is April 16," he said.

Malik, who is currently in India for his marriage with tennis star Sania Mirza, was among the seven senior cricketers who were banned and fined by the PCB on charges ranging from indiscipline, ball tampering and creating rift in the team during the winless tour of Australia. (ANI)

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