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Like the other big-name casualty of the corruption scandal, Hansie Cronje, Malik's fate was sealed before the Central Bureau of Investigation had issued their report.
The former Pakistan captain was banned from the game for life in May 2000 after the Qayyum report into the issue in Pakistan.
He had been embroiled in the affair back in 1995 when Australians Tim May, Shane Warne and Mark Waugh accused him of trying to bribe them to throw a Test match the year before.
Bookmaker MK Gupta told the CBI investigators that he had been introduced to Malik by Manoj Prabhakar in Delhi before a match between the Wills Cup winners of Pakistan and the Wills Cup winners of India.
It quoted Gupta as saying he had paid a sum of £12,000 to Malik to fix that match without the knowledge of then-captain Javed Miandad. The match was won by the Indian side after a tight finish, and Malik was run out for 32.
"MK has also stated that Salim Malik had given him the 'information' during the Singer Cup in Sri Lanka in 1994 that Pakistan would lose a particular match against Australia in that series, which turned out to be correct," the report said.
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