ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik filed an appeal Wednesday after being suspended for one year and fined by the Pakistan Cricket Board for ill discipline.
PCB legal adviser Taffazul Rizvi said Malik filed an appeal through his lawyer.
Malik was banned and fined two million rupees as one of seven players punished by the PCB for ill discipline, ball tampering or poor performance during Pakistan’s tour of Australia earlier this year.
The others are Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal, Rana Naved, Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf.
Only Yousuf is yet to file an appeal and he has until April 16.
The PCB has formed a three-member tribunal comprising retired supreme court judges Munir Sheikh and Jamshed Ali Shah and former high court judge Irfan Qadir to hear the appeals.
PCB imposed the fines and bans on the recommendations of its inquiry committee formed to evaluate Pakistan’s woeful performance in Australia.
Pakistan lost the Test series 3-0 and was routed 5-0 in the one-day series. It also lost the only twenty20 game against Australia.
Rizvi, who said the appeals will be heard separately, was not sure how long they would take.
“It’s a lengthy process and will take some time,” Rizvi said.