Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan and Muhammad Irfan Out of PSL 2 over Spot Fixing Allegations
The players of Islamabad United Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan are thrown out of the PSL2 2017 over the spot fixing allegations. It is reported that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has provisionally suspended Islamabad United players due to their involvement if spot fixing and their mobile phones have been seized for further investigation.
Islamabad United took a great start in the first Twenty 20 match of Pakistan Super League Second Edition and defeated Pehaware Zalmi by seven wickets but Sharjeel Khan, who opened the innings, made one run off four balls while Khalid Latif was not a part of the playing XI. They are sent back to home over violation of Anti-Corruption Code of Pakistan Super League. The PCB Anti-Corruption Unit backed by the ICC ACU investigating the issue in order to keep PSL2 away from corruption.
On the other hand today Muhammed Irfan (who was part of Islamabad United) also sent back to home after alleged allegation of spot fixing. According to several media reports, his mobile phone was detained by anti-corruption unit and would be checked for the inquiry.
The withdrawal of three major players is a setback for the defending champions Islamabad United.
Najam Sethi, the Chairman of PSL said that it would not be suitable to remark on the details of the case; however this inquiry is a clear example of our determination to motivate exploitation out of our sport.
He added that they will not bear any sort of immoral action and as this investigation proceeds. They will not hesitate to take further decisive action as appropriate.
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