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Atherton ‘highly sceptical’ of spot-fixing claims

LONDON: Former England captain Michael Atherton is “highly sceptical” of claims made in a television programme that players for England and Australia may have been involved in ‘spot-fixing’ activities during test matches in South Asia. The Al Jazeera programme “Cricket’s Match Fixers”, broadcast on Sunday, alleged incidents of spot-fixing in a Chennai match between England and India in December 2016 and the Australia-India test in Ranchi in March 2017. Match-fixing has become a major concern for the sport in recent…

Shahzaib Hasan banned for one year in spot-fixing case

LAHORE: The anti-corruption unit (ACU) of Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday banned opener Shahzaib Hassan for one year in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing case. The cricketer was directed to pay a fine of Rs1 million. Shahzaib is the fourth player found guilty of involvement in spot-fixing in the second Pakistan Super League (PSL). In March, last year, he was suspended by the PCB with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket. Shahzaib faced charges of persuading fellow players for…

Spot-fixing: Nasir Jamshed banned for 1 year by PCB

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) anti-corruption unit on Monday banned Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed for one year for obstructing and not cooperating with investigators in connection with a probe into a spot-fixing case. According to a PCB official, the ban was imposed under the clause relating to obstruction and non-cooperation with the PCB. Jamshed was earlier charged by the PCB for violations of the code which pertained to non-cooperation in an investigation into the spot-fixing case. Jamshed, based in…

Spot-fixing still plaguing cricket, says Waqar Younis

LAHORE: Former Pakistan coach Waqar Younis said on Saturday spot-fixing was still persisting in cricket and we needed to work collectively to uproot it. “Spot-fixing has badly damaged the image of Pakistan cricket and we could not completely eradicate it as yet,” he said while talking to media at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s Lahore office. He said he would do special mentoring of young cricketers regarding spot-fixing. Read More: Spot-fixing is a crime, not a mistake: Hafeez Spot-fixing involves determining the…

Sharjeel’s appeal against spot-fixing ban rejected

LAHORE: An appeal by fast-rising Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan against a five-year ban over spot-fixing was rejected this week with his lawyer on Thursday vowing to challenge the decision in a higher court. Sharjeel, 28, was banned for five years, two-and-a-half of them suspended, in August following an investigation by a three-member Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) tribunal. The scandal surfaced during the second edition of the Pakistan Super League in February this year. The league was held in the United Arab Emirates…

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…

‘You are not above god,’ angry Sreesanth slams BCCI

NEW DELHI: Visibly raged Indian pacer S. Sreesanth on Friday insisted and hoped he would make a competitive comeback despite Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s decision to appeal against the lifting of the life ban on the tainted pacer. On Thursday, the BCCI decided to appeal to the Division Bench of Kerala High Court against lifting of life ban on the 34-year-old. "@bcci I'm not begging ,I'm asking to give my livelihood back .its my right. U guys are not above God. I will play again..???????????," an angry…

Sreesanth says inspired by Amir’s comeback after court lifts fixing ban

NEW DELHI: Indian pace bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth said Tuesday he was dreaming of playing in the 2019 World Cup after a court lifted a life ban imposed over a match-fixing scandal. The 34-year-old knows he faces a tough battle after four years in the wilderness, but he said he was inspired by the successful comeback of Pakistan's Mohammad Amir from a fixing ban. The Kerala state high court lifted Sreesanth's ban on Monday, saying the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had not proved his role in the 2013…

Spot-fixing: Indian court lifts life ban on cricketer Sreesanth

KERALA: The Indian court on Monday revoked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decision to impose a life ban on former Indian cricket team speedster S. Sreesanth Last year a special court in Delhi had acquitted him in the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing case. After the verdict, S. Sreesanth had approached the BCCI to remove the ban but his plea was turned down. Later, he approached the Kerala High Court saying that though the court had given him a clean chit, the cricket body continued to harass…

Shahzaib Hasan files petition in LHC, seeks removal of name from ECL

LAHORE: Suspended cricketer Shahzaib Hasan on Friday filed a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC), seeking omission of his name from Exit Control List (ECL).   The petition was filed by Shahzaib’s lawyer. His lawyer has adopted a stance in the petition that indicting any person in a case without a fair trial is breach of the constitution under Article 10-A. The petition states that the suspended cricketer has been facing match-fixing charges and the case is still under hearing. Thus, placing Shahzaib's name on…