Khalid Latif called off the boycott against PCB anti-corruption tribunal
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to adjourn the PSL ongoing corruption proceedings against cricketer Khalid Latif till June 14. On Tuesday, the PCB anti-corruption tribunal approved the request of suspended batsman over the spot fixing charges of Pakistan Super League (PSL) second edition.
New date of the proceeding is approved, after Khalid Latif agreed and requested to be the part of the investigation. The banned opening batsman and had been boycotting the PCB hearing through his lawyer. They cited their concerns about the impartiality and fairness of the PCB anti-corruption tribunal investigation. But now, Khalid emailed the tribunal, requesting to allow him for the defence from June 14.
The request is accepted and he is now allowed to appear on June 14. According to the official sources of PCB, the tribunal allowed the counsel of cricketer to make his final arguments in defence of the spot fixing charges.
Earlier in May, Khalid Latif refused to appear before the PB anti-corruption tribunal and boycotted the proceedings. The cricketer refused after his lawyer had a tiff with the Legal counsel of Pakistan Cricket Board. The statement is on record, when Badar Alam, the lawyer of Khalid Latif said that he has reservations with Justice (retd) Asghar Haider, the head of tribunal.
The PCB statement said that their anti-corruption tribunal accepted the request of opening batsman after carefully looked at the matter. The PCB’s lawyers have completed their case and present the evidences against Khalid Latif. Now the case is all set for the final arguments before the PCB anti-corruption tribunal.