If found guilty, Sharjeel and Latif will be made an example of: PCB chairman

Shaharyar says listening to banned duo’s perspective important but board will not go easy on them


Sports Desk February 15, 2017
PHOTO: Malik Shafiq/ Express

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan on Wednesday said that suspended cricketers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif will be subjected to the harshest of punishments if their alleged involvement in fixing during the Pakistan Super League is proven.

The chairman, while talking to the media outside the PCB headquarters in Lahore, said that the PCB's Anti-Corruption Unit will listen to the banned duo’s side of the story because it is important to hear their perspectives after which the punishment will be announced.

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“We are listening to Sharjeel and Latif's perspectives as well. It is necessary to listen to their side of the story. After that we will decide what action to take against them, but I can assure you that they will be subjected to the harshest of punishments [if found guilty],” said Shaharyar.

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Meanwhile, responding to a question over the staging of the PSL final in Lahore, the PCB chairman thanked Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa for offering his support to host the mega event in the country. He said the board is confident of holding the PSL final at the Gaddafi Stadium in March.

“We want to hold the final in Lahore. We have thanked the army chief for his support and have talked to him and held important talks. I am confident that we will hold the final in Lahore,” he added. "I promise you that it will be a grand event."

COMMENTS (3)

bharat | 4 years ago | Reply Now its sure that these 2 would make there place permanent in Pakistan national team like Amir.
Abdul Awwal | 4 years ago | Reply Considering Pakistani society, Sharjeel & Khalid will be role models for budding cricketers.
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