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PCB names members of tribunal formed to adjudicate spot-fixing scandal

Updated Mar 20, 2017 09:31pm


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Three members of an anti-corruption tribunal set up by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) submitted their respective consents on Friday, March 17, said a statement issued on Monday.

The tribunal has been tasked with adjudicating allegations of spot-fixing in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which concluded earlier this month.

According to the statement, the members of the tribunal were sent appointment notifications last week after two accused players, Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan, formally informed the PCB that they would contest the charges framed against them.

The tribunal will comprise retired Justice Asghar Haider, who will chair the tribunal, and retired Lt Gen Tauqir Zia as well as former test player and team manager Wasim Bari as members.

Had the convicted players admitted their guilt, the matter would have been referred to the chairman of the PCB’s Disciplinary Panel, who would have simply determined the imposition of sanctions on the two players.

The tribunal will now issue notices for a preliminary hearing to both PCB and the players, as per the prescribed procedure. At the preliminary hearing, future procedures and dates of hearings will be decided.

The preliminary hearing of Khan and Latif will be held on March 24. PCB officials said both players will answer the allegations leveled against them by the PCB and the tribunal will also review the evidences provided by the PCB against the players.

Last month, PCB had provisionally suspended the two players under its Anti-Corruption Code (ACU) as part of an investigation into an international syndicate which was believed to be attempting to corrupt the PSL.

Both batsmen were handed charge sheets a week after they were sent home for the PSL event held in the United Arab Emirates.

The ACU ended up suspending and issuing notices of charge to a total of five cricketers — batsmen Nasir Jamshed, Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan, and opener Shahzaib Hasan — in the PSL spot-fixing inquiry.


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Comments (8) Closed

Sajjad Ali Mahmood Mar 20, 2017 03:08pm

The big fishes will get away (as usual) the small will get the punishment.

haider shaikh Mar 20, 2017 03:16pm

These rotten eggs should be given an exemplary punishment - a learning lesson for generations to come.

riazullah Baig Mar 20, 2017 03:28pm

@haider shaikh rotten hens that laid these rotten eggs will enjoy their earnings as usual. You are trying to punish the instruments not the masterminds of the whole mafia.

RAfi Mar 20, 2017 03:52pm

@riazullah Baig Well said !!!! who will catch when corruption starts from topmost.

BAXAR Mar 20, 2017 04:06pm

@Sajjad Ali Mahmood "The big fishes will get away (as usual) the small will get the punishment." There will be nothing coming out of these exercises. The required results are already obtained. Kamran Akmal. Shehzad and Hafeez are back in the team. Sarfraz will soon be out (during WI tour), and Umar Akmal will come back. The inquiry will continue till they'll be fully incorporated. This was the whole purpose.

Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Mar 20, 2017 04:16pm

Due process must be adhered to by PCB to give both the parties equal opportunity to present and defend their side in an amicable, fair and free manner.

mywahala Mar 20, 2017 04:19pm

@Sajjad Ali Mahmood as long as you and your group keep quiet that will be true. dont blame one person with hopes someone else will come to your rescue.

Saif Zulfiqar Mar 20, 2017 04:24pm

Hope they are also not acquited like religious affairs ministers.