Shoaib Malik received permission from the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday to represent Lancashire in next month's English Twenty20 competition. "We have given Malik the required No Objection Certificate (NOC)," PCB spokesman Nadeem Sarwar said. Former captain Malik was banned and fined two million rupees ($23,500) as one of seven players punished by the PCB for ill discipline, ball tampering or poor performance during Pakistan's winless tour of Australia this year. The PCB subsequently formed an inquiry committee and punished seven top players for the poor results. Former coach Intikhab Alam alleged Malik was someone with a negative attitude and active in intrigues in the team during the tour.