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PCB submits evidence against Khalid Latif in spot-fixing case

Updated Apr 14, 2017 11:13pm


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The counsel for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday submitted all the supporting evidence against batsman Khalid Latif before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal constituted by PCB, following which the tribunal asked Latif to submit his reply on May 5, 2017, read a statement issued by PCB.

The Anti-Corruption Tribunal, constituted by PCB to investigate the spot-fixing scandal which unearthed during the Pakistan Super League earlier this year, directed that the parties “would not make any comments regarding the contents of the evidence presented to this tribunal, or on the merits of the present proceedings.”

The tribunal met on Friday under the chairmanship of Justice (retd) Asghar Haider. The proceedings began following an hour’s delay due to the fact that Khalid Latif was awaiting the decision of the Lahore High Court (LHC).

Latif had filed a writ petition before LHC, challenging the constitution of the tribunal. However, his petition was dismissed by the court after hearing arguments of PCB, read the PCB statement.

The evidence submitted by the PCB against Latif includes, amongst other material, witness statements, recorded interviews, recovered material, match footage, and copies of certain WhatsApp voice messages.

“Latif, through his counsel, also filed a miscellaneous application. However, the said application was dismissed by the Anti-Corruption Tribunal,” read the PCB statement.


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Comments (6) Closed

M.Saeed Apr 14, 2017 10:45pm

Cleansing 0f team cricket needs to be completed fastest.

Wasi Apr 14, 2017 10:47pm

PCB, you are doing a drama and have not presented real evidence in front of media of any real video footage. Why don't you show it to us. Claiming statements isn't an evidence. That is more like propaganda so that you can drop these two players to replace them with Kamran and Shehzad pathetic players to sink down Pakistan even more.

Parvez Apr 14, 2017 11:07pm

The word in the street is that nothing will happen...a few warnings will be issued a few fines given and life will go on.......because someone high up is connected with this and he want it to " go away ".

optimist Apr 14, 2017 11:50pm

If the players are not guilty they should sue the PCB. These players were also targeted like the trio in England just before the 2011 WC. Before every WC since 2003 something happens with the Pakistani players.

ganges khan Apr 15, 2017 09:22am

No big deal,this is nothing compared to the lootings of zardari,and if he can still rule Sindh why these poor lads cant play again,Sharjeel is a God gifted player we need him more than he needs us.

QU Apr 15, 2017 12:04pm

Sharjeel will be spared. Great job pcb