The Pakistan Cricket Board arbitrator has lifted a one-year ban on former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik.

Pakistan Cricket Board advocate Talib Rizvi said Saturday that arbitrator Irfan Qadir has also halved the fine on Malik to one million rupees (C$12,391).

Malik's appeal was partially accepted, in that his ban was lifted and his fine of Rs 2 million was halved, by arbitrator during the hearing on Saturday.

Malik had been banned for a year because of disciplinary issues following an inquiry into Pakistan's tour of Australia in 2009-10, where they lost every game.

Malik is among six players who have appealed against the fines and suspensions.

The selectors have already included Malik among 35 probables for next month's Asia Cup and twin Test series against Australia and England.
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