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Khalid files intra-court appeal in LHC

Updated May 03, 2017

LAHORE: Batsman Khalid Latif on Wednesday filed an intra-court appeal in the Lahore High Court (LHC) challenging dismissal of his writ petition by a single bench and the proceedings of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) anti-corruption tribunal on spot-fixing charges against him.

Khalid filed the petition through Advocate Zubair Khalid pleading that the PCB’s anti-corruption tribunal had no jurisdiction to investigate the spot-fixing charges.

He said the tribunal constituted under the PCB anti-corruption code was illegal as the code had not been gazetted in the Pakistan gazette. Criticising powers of PCB chairman to constitute the tribunal, he said a LHC single bench dismissed his petition on the matter ignoring facts of the case.

The petitioner asked the court to set aside decision of the single bench and the proceedings against him pending before the PCB anti-corruption tribunal. A division bench headed by Justice Shahid Karim would take up the intra-court appeal on Thursday.

Khalid and four other players had been charged for breaching the PCB’s anti-corruption code during the this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) held in the UAE.

Published in Dawn, May 4th, 2017