PCB chairman calls off conference to focus on spot-fixing scandal

Former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed has been arrested in London along with a bookie in the case relating to spot-fixing in Pakistan Super League, sources told ARY News on Tuesday.

The men, aged in their 30s, were arrested by NCA officers on Monday and have been released on bail until April, pending further enquiries.

He informed that security experts and managers of various cricket boards will soon be visiting Pakistan to access security situation for the resumption of global cricket in Pakistan. referring to cricketers, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif who were suspended on the allegations of spot-fixing in PSL, he said: "PCB wants to give them a fair chance for their defence".

Before Jamshed, Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan were suspended from the PSL, and were sent back home from Dubai.

Sir, last but not the least, as they say a stitch in time saves nine, if your revamping orders of PCB are further delayed, there is every possibility that a bigger worldwide humiliation, more serious than the one which led to the arrest of our three cricketers in the United Kingdom may have to be faced by us.

The arrests follow the suspension of three Pakistan cricketers - Nasir Jamshed, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif - for alleged breaches of Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) anti-corruption code.

PSL chairman Najam Sethi said last week: "We will not tolerate any form of corrupt activity - and as this investigation proceeds, we will not hesitate to take further decisive action as appropriate".

The PCB has previously referred to "an ongoing investigation into an worldwide syndicate which is believed to be attempting to corrupt the Pakistan Super League".

Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan was also suspended as part of the ongoing investigation
Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan was also suspended as part of the ongoing investigation

"We have all the evidence and we knew this for a while".

"There will be no leniency for the players found involved in fixing".

"We had identified a few players and then at final stages we knew the ICC had some information as well", he said.

"We will give evidence to them which we have against them.it's necessary to give them a chance", Shaharyar said.

"We had definite information, and not just us, we were collecting it".

After the surface of the latest scandal of PSL, involving our two young cricketers, now it has also been proved beyond shadow of any doubt that the current management of the PCB has completely failed in absolute terms in handling both cricketing, as well as, the management affairs of the board. "Who they were in touch with, what they talked about, their text messages, WhatsApp messages".

The 27-year-old has played in two Tests, 48 one-day internationals and 18 Twenty20 matches for Pakistan.

  • Julie Sanders