PCB to hold investigations against Akmal and Sami

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have decided to hold investigations to find out if two more cricketers were allegedly involved in spot- fixing, it is learnt. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ফিক্সিং কেলেঙ্কারিতে আরো দুই পাকিস্তানি!]

As per latest reports of ‘Jang’ newspaper, the names of batsman Umar Akmal and fast bowler Mohammad Sami were frequently mentioned during the hearings into the PCB charge sheet against Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, recorded by the operations officer of the UK National Crime Agency.

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Sources in PCB revealed that they could not send any notice or chargesheet to the two players because there wasn’t any conclusive evidence against the two violating any of the PCB’s anti-corruption code.

“Their names were mentioned in the testimony and it was revealed by the NCA official that the bookmaker Mohammad Yousuf took their names several times,” one source confirmed.

Earlier, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif who were charged for violating several clauses of the anti-corruption code including meeting with bookmakers and agreeing to spot-fix in the Pakistan Super League, were sent back from the PSL after being suspended under the anti-corruption code by the PCB.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com.