The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) anti-corruption tribunal ACT, whereas saying its brief verdict on Wednesday, awarded batsman Khalid Latif a 5-yr ban and Rs1 million high-quality within the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing case, DawnNews reported.
Earlier, sources had informed Daybreak that the tribunal would announce strict punishment for 31-year-old Khalid as a result of he’s thought-about to be one of many primary culprits within the case by the Board’s anti-corruption division.
The best-handed prime-order batsman was dealing with six fees, together with that of persuading or trying to influence three different cricketers — Mohammad Irfan, Shahzaib Hasan and Sharjeel Khan — to become involved in spot-fixing.
The stories surfaced on the opening day of the second Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) T20 event held in Dubai earlier this yr.
“Khalid is dealing with six fees, which is the utmost in quantity compared with three different cricketers named within the case. Subsequently, [it is likely that] there shall be no leniency for him and he may also be fined apart from being banned for seven, eight years,” a PCB official had stated.
Latif’s lawyer stated that the tribunal’s choice got here in anger as PCB’s lawyer falsely knowledgeable the courtroom that the defendant was not cooperating with the ACT.
“I don’t know the place we didn’t cooperate with the tribunal, we now have been current each time there was a listening to,” the lawyer stated whereas speaking to DawnNews.
“They stated that that we have been making an attempt to blackmail the ACT dismissed all our purposes, even then we attended all of the proceedings,” he stated.
“We’ll research the detailed choice by PCB ACT after which determine both to file an attraction or a file a writ petition [against it],” the lawyer stated.
He additional added that the choice was given and not using a dialogue on its purpose whereas the Article 5.2 of PCB anti-corruption legal guidelines says that the choice by the ACT ought to be given full and with causes.
The place is the justice in solely banning Latif for 5 years whereas Sharjeel will get to return to the sport in two and a half years?” he requested.
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