Friday Feb 17, 2017
LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday recorded video statement of Sharjeel Khan, who along with Khalid Latif faces charges of spot-fixing in the second edition of Pakistan Super League.
Latif, who was also due to record his statement, did not appear before the board today due to ill health.
Both the players will be handed charge sheet once their statements have been recorded.
The two Islamabad United batsmen were presented before the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Wednesday, after they were provisionally suspended and sent home last week for their suspected links to an international fixing syndicate looking to corrupt Pakistan’s T20 tournament.
The PCB earlier this week also suspended former batsman Nasir Jamshed over his “important” role in the fixing scandal.
Sharjeel and Latif have reportedly been advised to plead guilty if they want to minimise the penalties they are going to face.
A reliable source in the PCB confirmed that Khalid Latif, who earlier offered to become an approver, was offered by a top official of the board to confess his mistake and plead guilty. A similar offer has been made to Sharjeel Khan as well.