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PCB issue notices to Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif; seeks swift replies

Published Feb 16, 2017 05:13pm

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Media Director Amjad Hussain on Thursday told DawnNews that the PCB has issued 'Notices of Demand' to Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, the two main accused in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal, under PCB's Anti-Corruption Code.

According to Hussain, since both players hold central contracts issued by PCB, they are both answerable to the regulator regarding their conduct.

Both players must now respond swiftly to the PCB's Anti-Corruption Unit, Hussain added.

On Monday, PCB Chairman Shehryar Khan had in a press conference reiterated that exemplary punishments will be handed out to players accused of corruption if they are found guilty by a tribunal.

PSL Chairman Najam Sethi had earlier said there were reports regarding possible spot-fixing in the league even before the tournament began, but said players were allowed to continue playing as authorities gave them the "benefit of the doubt"

It was only after authorities found actionable information on the players' involvement in spot-fixing that the decision to suspend them was made, he added.

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BAXAR Feb 16, 2017 05:22pm

"possible spot-fixing" They are suspended because of the possibility of a crime that was not committed, whereas those who are found guilty of a committed crime are playing.

Mirza Feb 16, 2017 06:00pm

@BAXAR No one can be punished until found guilty, this is the law. Must say that players are under suspicion of spot fixing and are suspended.

Khan Feb 16, 2017 06:26pm

PCB should stop now media coverage on spot fixing. When the investigations finish if both players found guilty or proven innocent then public it, at the moment cricket in Pakistan getting a bad name as whole !!

S Feb 16, 2017 06:32pm

All comes down to the 'examplary punishments' handed out to Amir & Co. People will be copmlacement if former fixers were allowed back in the team.Well done PCB.

Alien Feb 16, 2017 06:42pm

Total RUBBISH Pakistani CRICKET

ragtag Feb 16, 2017 06:46pm

@Alien exactly.

Peace Feb 16, 2017 07:03pm

@Alien atleast PCB is taking action. IPL had mega corruption and fixing. Dhoni and co were still given clean chit. There are so many cases where indian players were hanging out with bookies. There are pictures of bookies hanging out with indian cricketers. ICC remains mum because of revenue. So please dont let me start

Prince of WHALES Feb 16, 2017 07:40pm

This is so incredibly asinine.....stop painting them as spot fixers. Damage I think is done their confidence is swiftly gone ---thanks PCB

naveed,usa Feb 16, 2017 08:54pm

@Khan They are stupid people ,they don't know what they are saying and whst they ate doing.

naveed,usa Feb 16, 2017 08:59pm

@S This is nor true.

Aakash Feb 17, 2017 03:28pm

@Peace : Yawn !! Anything else you want to claim

GREAT Feb 18, 2017 01:03am

@Peace You already started Mate and go ahead if u have more as no one cares. Good luck!!!