PCB Anti Corruption Unit has recorded Sharjeel Khan statement in PSL fixing probe

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Staff Report

Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board Anti-Corruption Unit head Col Azam has recorded the statement of Sahrjeel Khan on Wednesday, according to PSL.

“We want #PSL final in Lahore,” PCB chairman Shahryar Khan told media in Lahore. Sharjeel Khan and Khalif Latif of Islamabad United were sent back to Pakistan soon after the start of PSL in Dubai.

Last Monday, Khan said that the Pakistan Cricket Board was issuing show cause notices to Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif.

The Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Unit is continuing with inquiries to root out corrupt practices and to safeguard and protect the integrity of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

As a part of the investigations Mohammad Irfan was also questioned. He does not face any immediate suspension. PCB’s ACU has also questioned Shazaib Hassan and Zulfiqar Babar. They will continue to play the PSL.

Chairman PSL, Najam Sethi emphasized that “the ACU will remain vigilant and continue to protect the PSL from the menace of corruption.”

Last Friday, PCB provisionally suspended two players under its 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 which started in Dubai on February 9.

Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif have been suspended and the rigorous and wide-ranging investigation by the PCB supported by the ICC will continue as part of collective efforts to protect the integrity of the sport.

Najam Sethi, Chairman of the PSL said: “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 our sport. 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.