PSL Fixing Scandal: No more Suspension on Cards, says Najam Sethi

Chairman of Pakistan Super League (PSL) Najam Sethi, in a statement, has said that that the inquiry into Sherjeel Khan and Khalid Latif will take probably 10-15 days to complete the investigations. He also informed that the players who were asked and put in front of Anti Corruption Unit for investigating the matter are not going to be suspended and they have been cleared as well.

Moving forward, Najam Sethi said that other players; Muhammad Irfan, Shahzeb Hassan and Zulfiqar Babar should not be worried. If anyone has been approached by a bookie they should inform them immediately, otherwise normal routine vigilance will be continued from their end, Sethi added.

Earlier, the news broke that Sherjeel Khan and Khalid Latif have met with a bookie and are involved in match / spot fixing deals. After the confirmation, both the players were suspended from PSL and were sent home. Other players found to have been allegedly involved in such kind of undisciplined activities also had probing sessions with Anti Corruption Unit (ACU). The players being investigated were Muhammad Irfan of Islamabad United, Zulfiqar Babar of Quetta Gladiators and Shahzeb Hassan of Karachi Kings.

As per sources, the players have been divided into three categories for probing any related scenario. The first category includes those players who have accepted the offer from the bookies and have been sent home.

The second category involves players who received the offer but did not inform the Anti-Corruption Unit. These players have been asked to submit their answers within seven days. The third and final category consists of players who received the offer but informed the board immediately.

Yesterday, shocking news came into limelight when Najam Sethi announced the suspension of Islamabad United’s men Sherjeel Khan and Khalid Latif under the Anti-Corruption Code as part of an ongoing investigation into an international syndicate which is believed to be attempting to corrupt the Pakistan Super League (PSL) that has just started on 9th Feb in Dubai.

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