Fixing scandal pushes PSL under scanner

March 11, 2017 | By

Karachi: The Pakistan Super League (PSL) created ripples with its recently concluded second edition however the fixing scandal, surfaced only on the second day, has pushed the T20 league under ICC’s scanner.


A source privy to the development has claimed that the Anti Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) of the ICC had been looking into a number of PSL-2 games. “Following the fixing issue, involving Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan, the PSL games are under observation now”, the source asserted.


“The Anti Corruption Unit of the ICC is active and looking into the games during the second edition of the PSL”, the source added.


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) provisionally suspended Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan for their involvement in the scandal. The duo, represented the Islamabad United, was accused of meeting with a bookie and concealed the information.


After the initial probe, both Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were handed over detailed charge sheets. The duo will appear before the three-member inquiry commission, constituted by the PCB.


Moreover the PCB anti corruption unit has also summoned Muhammad Irfan and Shahzeb Hassan for questioning.


Reacting to the development, former test cricketer Mohsin Khan blasted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for ‘encouraging tainted former cricketers’.


“The Malik Qayyum inquiry cast serious doubts over the integrity of a number of cricketers however they were awarded key posts in the PCB set up”, Mohsin Khan said.


“The menace could not be uprooted until the zero-tolerance policy is implemented in it’s true spirit”, Mohsin Khan added.


By Special Corespondent 

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