Match-fixing allegations: Sharjeel, Khalid may face lifetime ban

by Zaryyab Salman
Match-fixing! Batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, who have been suspended after reports surfaced of their alleged involvement in match-fixing within the ongoing T20 league, might face a lifetime ban from cricket, sources within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) informed Daily Specific on Sunday.

Based on the sources, PCB authorities have already recorded the confessional statements of each the players and can possible current a charge sheet in opposition to them on Tuesday. Below the Pakistan Anti-Corruption Code, failure to report match-fixing makes an attempt might end in suspension for six months to life, whereas collaborating within the offence may end up in a ban for 5 years to life.

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The sources stated both Sharjeel and Khalid have been accusing one another of wrongdoing after they have been sent dwelling from Dubai, where the second version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is being held. Both cricketers have been playing for the Islamabad United franchise.

The T20 league was rocked on Friday when reviews of Sharjeel and Khalid’s alleged involvement in match-fixing emerged. Both batsmen have been ‘provisionally’ suspended by the PCB and sent back to Pakistan. Sources on the time stated the 2 players confessed to assembly bookies.

Three more players have been questioned a day after though PSL and PCB Government Committee Chairman Najam Sethi assured the board was not planning to droop another cricketers at the moment.

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Sethi himself confirmed that left-arm fast-bowler Mohammad Irfan, left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar and opening batsmen Shahzaib Hassan have been introduced in for questioning on Saturday as a part of an ongoing probe into makes an attempt to corrupt PSL.

Six players are regarded as concerned within the PSL match-fixing scandal and players from different franchises reminiscent of Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators are additionally being investigated by the administration.

Islamabad United – which is defending the title gained its first match in opposition to Peshawar Zalmi – expressed its dismay over Sharjeel and Khalid’s alleged involvement in match-fixing. The group’s spokesperson stated the franchise was following a coverage of zero-tolerance in opposition to violation of pointers and guidelines. He stated the group would quickly discover replacements for the 2 players.

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