Former Pakistan cricket captain Saleem Malik, who was not allowed to play in the veteransâ€™ series against India because of match fixing charges pending against him, has advised PCB chief Shahryar Khan to better return to his job at the foreign office, since â€œcricket was not his domainâ€.
Khan, a retired foreign service diplomat, assumed the office of PCB chief a couple of years back, replacing Tauqir Zia.
Saleem made the remark while speaking at a reception held by Abdul Qadir Cricket Academy in the honour of the visiting Indian Senior cricket team on Saturday.
Earlier, when Saleem urged the PCB to allow to play in the series, Shaharyar had advised the former Test star to play cricket at his home and forget about representing the country, reports The News. Malik had cited Indiaâ€™s Mohammad Azharuddinâ€™s case who also faced similar match fixing charges but was allowed by the BCCI to represent his country in the veteransâ€™ series.
Saleem criticised the PCB management claiming that Shaharyar and his hand-picked officials in the PCB â€œhad no knowledge of the gameâ€, and also blasted the Board for engaging Bob Woolmer and his South African back-up staff on astronomical salaries which was nothing â€œbut wastage of moneyâ€.
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