Sharjeel, Latif to be indicted after legal formalities: PCB Chairman

The chairman also suggested that the Pakistani public be polled for their opinions on whether they wanted to see the final in Lahore, most likely without foreign players or Dubai again with the overseas players participating in all likelihood. "I can not say that we will be successful or not because (the players) have families, they will have their associations which will guide them".

Worldwide stars including West Indies batsman Chris Gayle, Shane Watson of Australia and England's Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan are among 30 foreign players contracted to five teams in the PSL Twenty20 tournament, which is being staged mostly in the United Arab Emirates.

Amid a corruption probe involving players in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the NCA statement added: "We are working closely with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and International Cricket Council's anti-corruption units".

Sharjeel and Latif have been suspended by the PCB from the ongoing PSL domestic Twenty20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates following accusations that they met a suspicious person linked to an global betting syndicate.

PCB provisionally suspended both Sharjeel and Latif while another former test opener Nasir Jamshed was also provisionally suspended on Monday " the day he was arrested and then released on bail in England.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has on Thursday stated that if the accused players, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, are found guilty of match fixing, they will be subject to harshest of punishments.

"I salute the army chief", Sethi said. PSL is a window which we are using to bring back the world to Pakistan.

Pakistan has not hosted any major test playing countries since 2009 when terrorists attacked a bus and police convoy taking the Sri Lanka national team to a test match at Lahore.

  • Julie Sanders