Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif is banned from the cricket for next five year and also pays a fine of one million rupees by the anti-corruption tribunal. He is caught in the case of spot-fixing scandal by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code.
The detailed order of the tribunal released to confirm that the three-member bench found. Khalid Latif has six charges of spot-fixing on it. He also fell guilty off all six charges. This charge is imposed against him by the PCB in the spot-fixing case during the Pakistan Super League in Dubai in February.
The former judge of the Lahore High Court of this tribunal recently banned a Test opener Sharjeel Khan for five years in the case of spot-fixing case.
PCB legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi said that “the detailed order on Latif showed that the tribunal found him guilty of meeting with a bookmaker. Yousaf on 8th and 9th of February and agreeing to spot-fixing in a match”
He also said that “It is irrelevant whether Khalid played a match or not. The full order finds himself guilty of breaching the code of conduct.”
He is also been found himself guilty of trying for the initial team to spot-fix and convincing Sharjeel to meet with the bookmaker in Dubai. He has now 14 days to file an appeal against the ban and fine.
Sharjeel has already appealed against his ban. From Wednesday PCB has appointed a former judge of the Supreme Court to hear his appeal in Lahore.
Tafazzul Rizvi also said that “Sharjeel has already filed his appeal while the PCB has also appealed with the independent adjudicator,”
In the first appeal of Khalid Latif, half of his fine is released.
Rizvi added more about the anti-corruption case and said that the cases being heard against Pakistani batsmen Nasir Jamshed and Shahzaib Hasan would also be decided soon by the tribunal.