LAHORE: Former Pakistan captains Younus Khan and Shoaib Malik have had their appeal hearing case adjourned until May 29 and May 22 respectively following a day of hearing in Lahore against the bans placed on them by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Younus’ lawyer Ahmed Qayyum requested the arbitrator Irfan Qadir to issue an interim stay order against the indefinite ban but his request was denied. “We once again requested the arbitrator to suspend the ban until the tribunal comes up with their decision against the ban,” Qayyum told media after the hearing at National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
“We have also filed an application before the tribunal to call all inquiry members, who recommended the suspensions over my client, for cross questioning as we want to know the grounds on which the members of the inquiry committee recommended such penalty. And this is what we want to question them on. “Interestingly, the inquiry committee went out of their domain as they were supposed to probe the Australia tour but in the report it was mentioned that Younus was punished for wrongdoing during Pakistan’s tour of UAE to play New Zealand.
” Malik, who was suspended for one year and fined two million rupees ($23,500), also appeared before the arbitrator for his hearing. “We have completed our arguments now representatives of the PCB will present their arguments on May 22,” Malik, who recently arrived in Lahore from India, told reporters on completion of his hearing.
Published in the Express Tribune May 16th, 2010.