Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has handed over the charge sheets to Pakistan’s and Islamabad United batsmen Sherjeel Khan and Khalid Latif for their suspected and alleged involvement in international syndicate/spot-fixing during the ongoing Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) Second Edition.
Director Media PCB, Amjad Hussain in a statement told that the charge sheets have been handed over to Sherjeel Khan and Khalid Latif after recording their statements individually. The cricketers had recorded their audio statements earlier on Wednesday at the PCB Headquarters, Lahore. Amjad Hussain further told that both the players have been asked to submit their replies with the time span of two weeks.
Director Media PCB said that if the players accept all the charges put on them then a disciplinary committee would be formed that will then decide about the possible action to be taken against them. But if the players deny these charges then a trial court would be set up by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit to probe the matter. The trial court would be chaired by a former judge along with the representation of former player as well.
It is to be noted here that PCB had sent Islamabad United’s players Sherjeel Khan and Khalid Latif back home immediately after suspending them when they were allegedly found involved in spot fixing after meeting with a bookie named Yousuf. It was Nasir Jamshed who arranged the meeting of both the openers with Yousuf, after which PCB also suspended Nasir Jamshed from all forms of Domestic and International Cricket.
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.