PSL Spot Fixing: Pakistan Batsman Banned For Five Year

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday handed five-year ban to former opener Khalid Latif following his involvement in spot-fixing in the second edition of Pakistan Super League. He is also paying a fine of Rs 1 million.

The right-handed opening batsman faced six charges including persuading other teammates – Mohammad Irfan and Sharjeel Khan – take part in spot-fixing during Pakistan Super League (PSL) second edition.

In this year PSL, Islamabad United batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif had been provisionally suspended by the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Committee over spot-fixing.

The 31-year-old, who represented Pakistan and PSL franchise Islamabad United, faced six charges including that of persuading a few other cricketers including teammates Mohammad Irfan and Sharjeel Khan to get involved in spot-fixing, which dented the credibility of PSL second edition held in Dubai this year.

Latif was last issued a notice on April 17 by the PCB, asking him to appear for another interview before its Security and Vigilance Department. Latif had already been charged with serious breaches of the PCB’s anti-corruption code during the PSL in February, and was provisionally suspended for alleged misdemeanours and sent home from the tournament with immediate effect.

Irfan along with four other cricketers including Shahzeb Hassan and Zulfiqar Babar of Quetta Gladiators were also grilled by PCB, however, they were cleared of any allegations and were allowed to continue playing remaining matches of PSL.he PCB had already banned Sharjeel Khan for five years after finding him involved in spot-fixing earlier this month.

The PCB had already banned Sharjeel Khan for five years after finding his involvement in spot-fixing earlier this month.

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