Pakistan Cricket board bans Khalid Latif for five years over PSL spot-fixing

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket´s anti-corruption tribunal Wednesday banned opener Khalid Latif for five years and fined him a million rupees ($nine,489) over a spot-fixing case, the second one casualty after teammate Sharjeel Khan used to be banned past due ultimate month.

“Latif is banned for five years and fined a million rupees after the lawsuits of the case,” the three-member tribunal introduced.

The 31-year-old has performed five one-day internationals and 13 T20Is, the ultimate of which used to be towards the West Indies in Abu Dhabi in September 2016.

In August Sharjeel used to be banned for five years, with two-and-a-half years suspended, for his position within the spot-fixing scandal.

Latif were charged with breaching six clauses, together with the intense offense of luring different gamers to taker phase in solving.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) provisionally suspended Latif and Sharjeel when they discovered proof of spot-fixing throughout a Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) tournament between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai in February.

The board stated Sharjeel and Latif met an alleged bookie and struck a deal. In line with the plan, Sharjeel — an competitive batsman who ratings temporarily — agreed to play two dot balls after the primary over within the tournament.

Despite the fact that Latif didn’t play in that recreation, he used to be later charged with luring Sharjeel into the deal and now not reporting the topic to the PCB anti-corruption unit.

Spot-fixing comes to bets at the end result of a specific passage of play, in contrast to match-fixing in which there’s an try to prearrange the results of the tournament.

Each gamers have been suspended provisionally on the time and withdrawn from the PSL.

The minimal punishment for the fees which Latif confronted used to be a six-month suspension with a most of a lifestyles ban.

Underneath the PCB code gamers can attraction rulings ahead of an unbiased arbitrator inside of 14 days of the verdict.

4 different gamers — Mohammad Irfan, Shahzaib Hasan, Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Nawaz — have been additionally incorporated within the investigation on more than one fees.

Irfan and Nawaz admitted now not reporting the bookie´s be offering. Irfan used to be banned for 365 days with six months suspended and fined a million rupees. Nawaz used to be banned for two months, with one suspended, and fined 200,0000 rupees.

Each at the moment are loose to play, whilst the instances towards Hasan and Jamshed are proceeding.

Latif´s attorney Badre Alam again and again raised objections all through the lawsuits, and in addition filed a petition within the Lahore top courtroom towards the tribunal. However the pleas have been rejected by way of the courtroom.

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