Players face life bans if found guilty of spot-fixing: Shaharyar Khan

PCB chairman also reveals bookies contacted Islamabad trio through former opening batsman Nasir Jamshed

Sports Desk February 24, 2017
Shahryar Khan. PHOTO: Malik Shafiq/ Express

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan has said the board will impose life ban on the players under investigation for spot-fixing during the Pakistan Super League (PSL), if they are found guilty.

While talking to the media after briefing the Standing Committee for Sports in Senate, Shaharyar said bookies targeted three players and contacted them through former opening batsman Nasir Jamshed.

“Bookies contacted two players through former player Nasir Jamshed,” he said. “They wanted to target three players — Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and Mohammad Irfan.

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“If they are found guilty of doing any form of corruption, the board can now ban them for life; not just five years.”

The 82-year-old said the investigation regarding the spot-fixing scandal will be completed in two weeks’ time. “The investigation is ongoing and it should be completed within the next 14 days,” he said.

Shaharyar added that the decision regarding the final of the second edition of the PSL was up to the government. “It is up to the government to decide whether the PSL final will be held in Lahore or not.”


M.S. | 7 years ago | Reply Muhammad Amir had money to get media support and some stupid fans on his side. These poor crickters have no one on their side. They will be made examples by corrupt PCB officials.
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