x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Malik gifted apartment in Ajman

Shoaib Malik does not have to worry about where to stay when he pays a visit to the UAE next.

Shoaib Malik does not have to worry about where to stay when he pays a visit to the UAE next. The Pakistani captain has been gifted an apartment in Ajman by a real estate company - M/s Al-Barakah Group. The other beneficiary is the Sri Lankan off-spinner Ajantha Mendis who has kept himself busy running circles around the Indian batsmen. Malik was rewarded for his capaincy during the recent four-nation Twenty20 tournament held in Canada. He as well as Mendis will get to move into Burj Manara, which is Ajman's tallest tower.

Malik could pay a visit to Ajman when he leads Pakistan in an ODI series against the West Indies in Abu Dhabi next month. Meanwhile, Geoff Lawson will not be kept on as the Pakistan coach once his contract expires next April, as the board have expressed their dissatisfaction with his services. "We will suffer a financial loss if we terminate his contract now," the board chairman Ijaz Butt said. * With agencies