LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday charged Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif for spot-fixing in a corruption probe that threatens to undermine the Pakistan Super League.
The pair, suspended after being accused of meeting a suspicious person linked to an international betting syndicate, could face up to a life ban from international and domestic cricket under Pakistan Cricket Board corruption rules.
“The PCB has issued Notice of Charge to the provisionally suspended players under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code,” the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement.
Another former player Nasir Jamshed was also provisionally suspended over allegedly influencing the two players. Jamshed was reportedly arrested in London on Monday but was granted bail until April.
“In the meanwhile investigations will continue by Vigilance & Security Department with regard to any questionable activity by any player and player support personnel,” the statement added.
Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, both playing for the Islamabad United, were provisionally suspended from the ongoing edition of the PSL in Dubai and Sharjah. Both were reported to have made with an suspect individual and failed to report the matter to the PCB.
Both Latif and Sharjeel have denied any involvement in the alleged corruption.