Two Well Known Pakistani Players Suspended After Being Suspected Of Spot Fixing


It seems that the Pakistani players have not learned from their previous experiences and the experiences that many of the other players have had in the previous years. The players Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan are now suspended by the PCB. The players are booked for corruption charges and are sent back home from Dubai, where the Pakistan Super League is going on.

PCB stated that the two players as named above, are suspended after investigations have been carried out, of an international syndicate, which is interested in corrupting the PSL.

Pakistani Players Suspected Of Spot Fixing Probe

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Both the players are playing for the same team, namely Islamabad United, who happens to be the winners of the last PSL. The team has played one match so far in the tournament. In the only match, Latif has not played, while Sharjeel fell cheap. Talking about the step taken by the board, the Chairman of PSL, Najam Sethi said that it would not be appropriate to talk about the case right now, however, he says that the investigation taken out would give a clear indication of the determination of the body to throw out corruption from the sports.

He also said that the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit was supported by ICC ACU in the investigation and they have helped the PCB deal with the case. The Chairman of PSL also said that they would continue to work together as the investigation would proceed.

It must be noted here, that the Pakistan team has had a close connection with such unfortunate events in the past. In the year 2010, three well-known players of the Pakistani team were found guilty of fixing the events and have been banned for five years from the sports. In the year 2012, a national level bowler Danish Kaneria was found guilty of spot-fixing and was banned for the lifetime, by the England and Wales Cricket Board. The bowler was found guilty in the county cricket.

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