PCB forms tribunal to investigate spot-fixing scandal in PSL

A three-member tribunal has been formed by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to investigate the spot fixing case allegedly involving Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif in the just completed Pakistan Super League (PSL). The tribunal is headed by a retired judge of Lahore High Court named Asghar Haider.

British police arrested three suspects in connection with the case after Sharjeel and Latif were sent back home after the first match of PSL last month. Both of them denied charges brought against them. PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan said, “A three member tribunal has been formed under justice Haider and its members will be Tauqir Zia and Wasim Bari.”

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According to PCB officials, suspect cricketers might suffer life bans if they will found guilty of linking up with suspicious men involved in international syndicate of fixing; on the other hand, a minimum one year ban will have to be received for violating PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code.

Both Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif represented Pakistan in international cricket. Sharjeel has played 25 ODIs and 15 T20Is while Latif performed in 5 ODIs alonside 13 T20Is.

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