1 Oct 2011

Banned player withdrawn from Pakistan team

11:28 am on 1 October 2011

Pakistan's former cricket captain Salim Malik was withdrawn from a national veterans team because his appearance would have contravened his life ban.

Malik was banned in 2000 by the Pakistan Cricket Board on the recommendations of a judicial committee that held an inquiry into match-fixing allegations.

However, he was still named in the Pakistan veterans squad leaving for a tour of Sri Lanka.

The Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association president Fawad Ijaz Khan says they hurriedly withdrew Malik from the party.

Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Amir escaped further punishment for flouting his five-year spot-fixing ban by playing for an English amateur side in a league match in June.