Some Pakistan Super League (PSL) players were once again targeted in a fresh approach by a bookmaker, DawnNews, citing a top Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official, reported on Friday.

The players, whose identities have not been disclosed, were approached by a bookie through social media websites, according to the board official, who added that the targeted players immediately reported the matter to the PCB.

Sharjeel Khan was one of several cricketers punished in spot-fixing scandal last year — PSL
Sharjeel Khan was one of several cricketers punished in spot-fixing scandal last year — PSL

"A couple of players were approached through social media apps but they did not respond to the bookie and reported the matter to us," the PCB official said. "We are watching out for the culprits."

The following of the protocol by the players suggest that the PCB's bolstering of anti-fixing measures the past few years has finally borne fruit.

The PSL was hit by a major spot-fixing scandal last year when Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and others were approached by bookies but failed to report those advances, leading to bans of varying lengths for several of them.

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