FIA serves notices to four cricketers over spot-fixing charge

Investigation into the spot-fixing scandal is being carried out by the agency on the request of the PCB

Our Correspondent March 17, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday issued notices to four cricketers for spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League.

The notices were issued to Sharjeel Khan, Nasir Jamshed, Khalid Latif and Muhammad Irfan. The players have been asked to appear before the agency to record their statements on March 20 and 21.

The investigation into the spot-fixing scandal is being carried out by the agency on the request of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Earlier, the FIA has submitted its initial report to the minister on the PSL spot-fixing matter which highlighted measures adopted during PSL games to redress the issue and also pointed out possibility of involvement of certain players.

Nisar directs independent probe into PSL spot-fixing scam

In a statement issued in Islamabad, Chaudhry Nisar directed the FIA to complete the investigation as soon as possible. The minister said it is not a matter of personal act of few cricketers but such issues affect the country’s reputation as well. Therefore, detailed probe into this matter is necessary, he said.

Those responsible for spot-fixing would be determined after going through information provided by Pakistan Sports Board (PCB) and examining the forensic evidence.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 17th, 2017.


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