Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has been included in the squad for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. Malik, who was cleared by the PCB's integrity committee last week, was originally named in the list of standbys for the tour with his inclusion subject to clearance from the board.
"His name was already in the reserve list of players for the tour and the PCB integrity committee cleared him last week," Mohsin Khan, the chairman of the selection committee, said. "After discussions with the team management everyone agreed that with his experience the team would be further strengthened."
Allrounder Malik, who last played for Pakistan during their controversial tour of England last summer, was involved in a battle with the PCB, whose integrity committee has not cleared him for selection since that England tour. The main issue blocking Malik's clearance was certain deposits in his overseas bank account, but the PCB, when announcing Malik's clearance on Friday, said that he was able to provide evidence that the deposits did not emanate from any questionable source or activity.