Lahore:All-rounder Rana Naved on Thursday became the latest player to file a formal appeal against the 12-month ban and Rs 2 million fine imposed on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Naved, who has played 74 One-Day Internationals, filed the appeal through his lawyer with the PCB's office here.
"My career has been clean and I am pretty sure that I will be cleared by the PCB," Naved told reporters after submitting his appeal.
Meanwhile, former captain Shoaib Malik also sent a legal notice today to the Board demanding to know the reasons for the 12-month ban and Rs 2 million fine imposed on him.
Wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and his younger brother Umar have already filed formal appeals with the Board against their penalties. Kamran was fined Rs 3 million and put on six months probation while Umar was fined Rs 2 million by the PCB.
The PCB, on the recommendations of an inquiry committee that looked into poor performance of the team in Australia and reports of infighting, banned former captains Younis Khan and Muhammad Yousuf for indefinite period and imposed 12-month bans on Malik and Naved besides fining Shahid Afridi, Kamran and Umar.
Younis also sent a notice to the Board to explain the reasons for the penalties imposed on him while Afridi has sent a letter requesting them to review the fine of Rs 3 million and the six-month probation.
Naved, who has signed contract with English county Sussex for this season, said that he had decided to appeal because he wanted justice and was upset at being left out of the Pakistan Twenty20 World Cup squad.
"I will defend myself because I have always given 100 per cent for the country and for my team. I don't know why this fine and ban were put on me," he said.