If recent revealed reports would carry any hint of truth, Pakistan Super League will be going through menace of spot-fixing one more time. Scandalized by fixing scandals over past few years, it is reported that players were approached by bookies in the ongoing third edition of PSL in UAE.
A Pakistan Cricket Board official, quoted by Dawn, said, “A couple of players were approached through social media apps but they did not respond to the bookie and reported the matter to us. We are watching out for the culprits.”
The name of the cricketers are yet to be revealed.
The second edition of victim of PSL were Pakistani cricketers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif; both were suspended by the PCB for a period of five years after being proved guilty of misconduct.
Another cricketer Nasir Jamshed fall through one year suspension.
Another board official of Pakistan quoted by Press Trust of India, said, “The website based in London is keeping track of all bets placed on the PSL matches from all over the world and if they notice or pick up any unusual betting patterns on the tournament they will report it to the PCB’s ACU with all details.”
The ongoing Pakistan Super League has stretched into its’ 14th match so far with Karachi Kings tops the point table having 7 points winning 3 out of their 4 matches played.