Khalid Latif, the Pakistan batsman has been handed a five year ban and fined one million rupees after the anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty of breaching six conducts of Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-corruption code.
The release of the tribunal, headed by a former judge of Lahore High Court, confirmed on Tuesday that Latif has been found guilty of all six charges. The tribunal, however, already banned Sharjeel Khan for five years.
PCB’s legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi said, “It is irrelevant whether Khalid played a match or not. The full order finds him guilty of breaching the code of conduct.”
Latif has a chance of appealing against the punishment within 14 days. “If they don’t open investigations in 180 days then the PCB can decide to hold its own inquiry,” Rizvi said.
He also said the detailed order on Latif showed that the tribunal found him guilty of meeting with a bookmaker, Yousuf on 8th and 9th of February and agreeing to spot-fixing in a match.
Latif has also been found guilty of convincing Sharjeel Khan to meet the bookmaker in Dubai.
PCB legal advisor also informed the decision upon other two accused Nasir Jamshed and Shahzaib Hasan will also be released soon.