Players face life bans if found guilty of spot-fixing: Shaharyar Khan
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 24, 2017,
Feb 24, 2017, 13:54
In a media talk, the former fast bowler lambasted the two accused by saying that guidance and training educates youngsters over rightful earnings and those that are morally weak.
"We should be vigilant that our legal process is complete and our stance is watertight", he said.
Bookies contacted two players through former player Nasir Jamshed They wanted to target three players Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and Mohammad Irfan, he said.
"PSL fixing case should be resolved as per the law and should be investigated thoroughly [for future as well]", he added.
Shaharyar also said that the decision regarding the final of the second edition of the PSL is up to the government.
27-year-old Sharjeel further revealed that the bookie, with whom a meeting had been set on the insistence of out-of-favour Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed, had disguised himself as a fan and the moment the two players got wind of what he was up to, they immediately left.
Sahrjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were provisionally suspended by the PCBs Anti Corruption Unit during the ongoing PSL and were sent home from the United Arab Emirates. According to the PCB officials who are looking into the matter, the suspended players are expected to receive a minimum ban of one year for the breach of PCB's Anti-Corruption Code even if any fixing charges are not proven against them.
Both Sharjeel and Latif play for Islamabad United in the PSL, which is being played in UAE due to security concerns in Pakistan.