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Khalid Latif

Khalid Latif is a Pakistani cricketer who is banned for five years, for his involvement in spot-fixing. A right-handed opening batsman, Latif captained Pakistan in the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup win and the 2010 Asian Games bronze medal win.

Khalid Latif made his first-class debut five days shy of his 15th birthday, he wasn’t really able to make an impression until after his Youth Test debut in 2003. Appointed captain of Pakistan Under-19s for the series against Sri Lanka, the right-hand opener scored 77 in the first match.

He followed that up with perhaps his greatest achievement to date – captaining Pakistan U-19s to a World Cup win in 2004. The following season saw Latif score his maiden first-class century and he finished with almost 400 runs. Consistent performances with the bat followed and Latif, after scoring close to 600 runs in the 2007-08 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, was included in the Patron’s XI line-up to play the touring Zimbabweans. With Pakistan searching for opening options, Latif duly made his ODI debut, albeit an unimpressive one, against Zimbabwe in Faisalabad.

He was dropped after the ICC World Twenty20 in 2010 but recalled a couple years later to the Twenty20 squad for the tour of Sri Lanka. He was in good form in the domestic one-day tournament prior to that, topping the run charts for Karachi Dolphins.

Khalid Latif’s appeal against spot-fixing ban rejected

KARACHI: Former Pakistan opener Khalid Latif Wednesday lost an appeal against a five-year ban for spot-fixing but had his one million rupee ($10,000) fine waived. Adjudicator Justice Faqir Khokhar upheld the ban, saying there was "overwhelming" evidence against Latif, but waived the fine as his career was almost over, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) lawyer Taffazul Rizvi told reporters in Lahore. Latif, who had shown tremendous early promise as a cricketer but failed to make an impact at international level, played five…

Khalid Latif banned for five years in spot-fixing case

KARACHI: Pakistan opening batsman Khalid Latif has been handed five-year ban with Rs one million fine in the Pakistan Super League spot-fixing case. The right-handed opening batsman faced six charges including persuading other teammates – Mohammad Irfan and Sharjeel Khan – take part in spot-fixing during Pakistan Super League (PSL) second edition, held in Dubai earlier this year. In February this year, Islamabad United batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif had been provisionally suspended under the PCB's…

Khalid Latif boycotts spot-fixing hearing

LAHORE: Former opener Khalid Latif on Saturday boycotted the proceedings of a spot-fixing hearing after a tribunal refused to give him a copy of his recorded interview. The 31-year-old batsman stands accused of attempting to spot-fix, accepting an offer by a bookmaker which he did not report, and luring other players into the conspiracy. His case is currently being heard by a three-member tribunal convened to adjudicate on the scandal which emerged during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the United Arab Emirates in…

Khalid Latif ‘given bat grips by bookie’ to indicate fix

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday said it had seized bat grips given to Khalid Latif by a bookmaker which the Islamabad United opener was allegedly supposed to use to indicate he would participate in a spot-fix. The 31-year-old batsman stands accused of attempting to spot-fix, accepting an offer by a bookmaker which he did not report, and luring other players into the conspiracy. His case is currently being heard by a three-member tribunal convened to adjudicate on the scandal which emerged during the…

PCB issues fresh notices of demand to Khalid Latif, Shahzaib Hassan

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s Security and Vigilance Department on issued fresh Notices of Demand to cricketers Khalid Latif and Shahzaib Hassan. These Notices of Demand have been issued under Article 4.3 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and require both Cricketers to appear before the PCB Security and Vigilance Department  for interviews relating to investigations into possible further breaches of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code apart from the ones for which they have already been charged, a PCB press release…

Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif handed spot-fixing evidence

LAHORE: The Anti-Corruption Tribunal (ACT) held separate hearings for the suspended Pakistani players, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on Friday. The players were suspended on suspicion of involvement in spot-fixing during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017. Chairman ACT Justice (retd) Asghar Haider, ACT members, Lt. Gen. (retd) Tauqir Zia and Wasim Bari, advocates for Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Taffazul Rizvi and Haider Ali Khan, General Manager Legal Affairs PCB Salman…

LHC dismisses Khalid Latif’s plea against PCB anti-corruption proceedings

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday dismissed a petition filed by suspended Pakistani cricketer Khalid Latif against proceedings of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s anti-corruption unit, ARY News reported. A single bench of LHC comprises of Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza heard the petition. A petition filed by Khalid Latif argued that constituting an ‘anti-corruption unit’ was against the constitution of PCB as the board has no jurisdiction to impose a ban or issue notices, hence the court should declare all…

Khalid Latif to contest fixing charges

LAHORE: Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif will contest spot-fixing charges against him, his lawyer said Friday, in an ongoing scandal which has tainted Pakistani cricket and threatened years of work to clean up the country's image. The 31-year-old is one of five players under investigation in the case, which surfaced during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) held in February-March this year. Latif appeared before a tribunal in Lahore today. His lawyer Badar Alam told media outside that they would contest the charges "because…

Arthur ‘gutted’ over spot-fixing scandal, blames ‘greed’

KARACHI: Pakistan's head coach Mickey Arthur Tuesday said he felt "gutted" over a fresh alleged spot-fixing scandal that has engulfed his team, adding any players found guilty only had themselves to blame. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has provisionally suspended Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan, Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed on charges linked to spot-fixing and meetings with bookmakers in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League. Arthur, who took over as coach in May last year, said players "need…

Had declined bookies’ offer, Irfan, Khalid Latif tell FIA

LAHORE: Islamabad United players Muhammed Irfan and Khalid Latif on Monday told Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) that they had declined offer of bookies for spot-fixing during Pakistan Super League 2017, ARY News reported. Sources said both the players have recorded the same statement they had recorded with Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Unit. Both the players admitted that though they were approached by bookies, however they had declined to accept that right on the spot. Read More: Five players to…