A tribunal on Monday began hearings into spot-fixing fees towards 5 gamers who might face life bans if discovered responsible.
The tribunal convened by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is headed by Justice Asghar Haider. Former Pakistan captain Wasim Bari and ex-PCB chairman Tauqir Zia are additionally members.
Prosecutors performed a tape during which opening batsman Sharjeel Khan admitted having met a bookmaker however denied any wrongdoing.
Sharjeel is considered one of 5 gamers provisionally suspended within the case, which surfaced through the second version of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) event staged within the United Arab Emirates in February. He was current in the course of the listening to.
Khalid Latif, Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed are additionally dealing with fees punishable by a minimal 5-yr ban and a most suspension for all times.
In March quick bowler Mohammad Irfan had admitted failing to report an strategy to repair a match and was banned for six months, with six extra suspended. He was additionally fined Rs1 million. One other participant, Mohammad Nawaz, was additionally summoned by PCB anti-corruption unit within the spot fixing case however has not but been charged. As soon as charged his case would even be submitted earlier than tribunal.
PCB lawyer Taffazul Rizvi stated Sharjeel had admitted assembly a bookie together with Khalid.
“He additionally accepted that man was linked to fixing and that no matter was determined in that assembly panned out within the agreed method,” Rizvi advised reporters.
However Sharjeel within the recorded assertion stated the truth that he performed two dot (non-scoring) balls at a specific level in a recreation was not linked to identify-fixing.
Spot-fixing includes figuring out the result of a selected a part of a match, moderately than fixing the outcome. It may well centre on one thing as minor because the variety of extensive or dot balls at any specific time. The match in query was Islamabad United’s first within the PSL, through which Sharjeel performed two dot balls and scored one run.
The PCB’s anti-corruption unit believes Sharjeel took cash to play the dot balls. Witnesses are as a result of give proof to the tribunal on Tuesday. Sharjeel’s lawyer Shaigan Ijaz stated his shopper expects a beneficial outcome.
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