Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan appeared before PCB anti-corruption tribunal
Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan appeared before Pakistan Cricket Board anti-corruption tribunal. Both cricketers are suspended over the spot-fixing charges. They had to file their written answers to the charges and evidence, presented by the PCB anti-corruption unit.
According to the reports, Khalid Latif filed his reply against the charges, but Sharjeel Khan sought an extension and subsequently got it till 10th of May. On the new date, he promised to file answers on the charges presented by the Pakistan Cricket Board. At the hearing, Sharjeel’s counsel Shaigan Ejaz Advocate requested for the better copies of some pages containing PCB charges/evidences.
If necessary, Pakistan Cricket Board will file a reply brief by May 13, 2017. Shaigan Ejaz also told the media that they will most probably provide the statements of international crickets. According to him, these statements will be in support of the cricketer.
In the opening match of 2017 Pakistan Super League, Sharjeel played two dot-balls. According to the sources, he was questioned that according to him was usual.
Meanwhile, opening batsman Khalid Latif filed his detailed answering brief to the evidences/charges of PCB. Media sources told that the Badar Alam, the counsel of Khalid Latif has rejected the PCB evidences and termed these evidences as insufficient as well as assumptive. He also took the stand that the player did not play the game, which is a strong point that the fixing is not applicable. The counsel accused PCB of harassing and pressurizing the batsman for a favorable statement. They just want to use Khalid’s statement against him, without any sufficient reasons.
Meanwhile, PCB counsel Tafazzul Rizvi rejected the claims and said that the board has enough evidences against Khalid Latif.