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Irfan, Khalid appear before FIA

Updated Mar 21, 2017 09:04am

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LAHORE: Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif leaves the FIA office after recording his statement on Monday.—AFP
LAHORE: Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif leaves the FIA office after recording his statement on Monday.—AFP

LAHORE: Cricketers Mohammad Irfan and Khalid Latif, who are among the five accused in the Pakistan Super League spot-fixing case, appeared before the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday and recorded their statements.

“Both cricketers recorded their statements before an FIA cyber crime team and denied their involvement in spot-fixing,” an official told Dawn.

The FIA, however, could not get the custody of the cellphones of these two as well as Sharjeel Khan and Shahzaib Hassan for forensic examination. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was supposed to hand over the phones but it has not done that so far.

PAKISTAN paceman Mohammad Irfan arrives at the FIA office to record his statement on Monday.—AP
PAKISTAN paceman Mohammad Irfan arrives at the FIA office to record his statement on Monday.—AP

Sharjeel Khan and Shahzaib Hasan will appear before the FIA Lahore to record their statements on Tuesday. The FIA had also summoned left-handed batsman Nasir Jamshed but it was told that the National Crime Agency UK had confiscated his passport and investigation against him was underway.

“A two-member PCB team comprising Director Security retired Col Muhammad Azam and General Manager (Legal) Salman Naseer will go to the UK to interrogate Jamshed,” a PCB official said.

According to the officials, some of the suspected players had allegedly communicated with the bookies in Dubai through recorded WhatsApp voice messages.

Published in Dawn, March 21st, 2017

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