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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…

Dean Jones says Sharjeel Khan’s dot balls not suspicious

LAHORE: Islamabad United coach Dean Jones on Wednesday testified at a tribunal hearing spot-fixing charges against Sharjeel Khan, saying two dot balls played by the batsman during a Pakistan Super League match were not suspicious from a cricketing perspective. The allegation relates to a match played between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi held in Dubai in February, in which Sharjeel scored a single off four deliveries including two dots (balls which result in no runs). The Pakistan Cricket Board has accused him of…