Pakistan cricket team’s chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed alias Sallu said on Monday that skipper Shoaib Malik had satisfactorily informed the selection committee about his visit to India and the committee, itself, had consulted him before finalising the squad for home One-day International series against Bangladesh.
Salahuddin said: “His visit (to India) is in our knowledge and we were in contact with him. We had also consulted (Malik) before we finalised the squad for the upcoming Bangladesh series.”Salahuddin rubbished ongoing rumours that Pakistan captain had told them (the committee) that he was not available for the upcoming series because of his mother’s illness.
“He (Malik) had informed us before time that he was going to India and will be available for the One-day International series,” Salahuddin explained. Malik is on a visit to India for an official ceremony of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Delhi Daredevils team and also in connection with the legal case he was pursuing against the Siddiqui family in Hyderabad.
Malik has given a notice to the Siddiqui family to publicly apologise for making false accusations against him. He says the Siddiquis tricked him into an internet marriage and used his celebrity status to defame him and make money.
The Siddiqui family had alleged that the Pakistan all-rounder had performed ‘nikah’ with their daughter, Ayesha, and is now refusing to own up and give her a divorce as per Islamic laws. Malik was appointed national team’s skipper after Inzamam-ul-Haq stepped down following World Cup disappointment last year.
Source:Cricket NewsMore on:IPL, PCB, Salahuddin Ahmed, Shoaib Malik
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