PCB has credible evidence against Sharjeel, Latif: Najam Sethi

Source:  Samaa Published in Sports on Saturday, February 11, 2017

DUBAI: Pakistan Super League (PSL) Chairman Najam Sethi on Friday reiterated zero tolerance for practices that corrupt or damage the game of cricket.

“No one big or small is exempt. We shall protect this asset of Pakistan,” Sethi said, shortly after Sharjeel Khan and Khalif Latif were suspended and sent home on charges of spot-fixing allegations.

“We had credible information that things were not right. ICC has conducted its own independent investigations and we have conducted our own,” he said.

“The investigation will be conducted by our anti-corruption unit and these two players will remain suspended. They will be given the chance to defend themselves,” he said.

“It is the first time that PCB has taken a strong action. We have to send a strong message that there is zero tolerance against corrupt practices.”

“Our vigilance will continue and if we spot any suspicions, there will be no sparing,” he said.

Responding to a question, he said that it was inevitable that success of the first edition of the league would attract bookies.

The PSL chief said that players were clearly warned and asked to refrain from meeting suspicious and unknown people. – SAMAA 

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