This is not the first time that the Pakistani players have been involved in fixing scandals as back in the year 2010, Muhammad Aamir, Salman Butt and Muhammad Asif were banned for five years in International Cricket for spot fixing during the England Tour. Danish Kaneria was also banned for lifetime by the England & Wales Cricket Board 3 years ago for spot fixing in county cricket.
In a chain of events, Pakistan Cricket Board provisionally suspended Sharjeel Khan & Khalid Latif on corruption charges and sent back home from Dubai, where they were competing in the Pakistan Super League.
PCB said that the suspension is a part of an ongoing investigation into an international syndicate which is believed to be attempting to corrupt the PSL (Pakistan Super League) which kicked off Thursday.
The PCB said that Sharjeel and Khalid will remain suspended from all formats cricket as the PCB, supported by the International Cricket Council (ICC), continues its rigorous and wide-ranging investigations as part of the collective efforts to protect the integrity of the sport.
“It would not be appropriate to comment on the specifics of the case, however this investigation is a clear demonstration of our determination to drive corruption out of the sport,” Najam Sethi, Chairman of the PSL said. “We will not tolerate any form of corrupt activity and as this investigation proceeds we will not hesitate to take further decisive action as appropriate,” he said. “The investigation of the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit, backed by the ICC ACU, has been effective in dealing with this case to date and we will continue to work in the closest collaboration as the investigation proceeds,” Sethi added. He said the PCB is absolutely committed to relentlessly pursuing anyone who would seek to damage the integrity of our sport.
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