PCB questions more players in fixing probe

Earlier on Friday, Pakistan Super League (PSL) management have suspended two players of Islamabad United, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Lateef over charges of taking bribe from match-fixers on the sideline of the ongoing cricket matches of PSL in Dubai.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was investigating whether an global syndicate had attempted to influence matches in the Pakistan Super League, it said in a statement.

Sethi subsequently tweeted: "No more player suspensions are envisaged during PSL PROVIDED there is no NEW cause for action".

"The 7'1" bowler, who is the tallest cricketer to play the game, was part of the Islamabad United squad, and played against Peshawar Zalmi in the opening match of this edition of the PSL, where he picked up two wickets. "He is not facing any immediate suspension", Sethi added.

"Chairman PSL, Najam Sethi emphasized that 'the ACU will remain vigilant and continue to protect the PSL from the menace of corruption'". "Players should relax, play the game and bring joy to millions of fans at home and overseas".

Three of five suspects cleared by PCB's anti-corruption unit was posted in Sports of TheNews International - https://www.thenews.com.pk on February 11, 2017 and was last updated on February 11, 2017.

Shahzaib's questioning, according to his team Karachi Kings, was the result of his reporting an approach to the PCB.

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan also said that such activities which harm the spirit of cricket will not be tolerated.

"We were using other resources to keep an eye on everything, and then we got evidence that some wrongdoing is underway and then we took action. I love my country and respective teams which I play for", said Wasim.

  • Tracy Ferguson