Pakistan Cricket is under serious turmoil again as Cricket Board has handed out suspensions to players Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif after being accused to being involved in spot fixing during the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2017.Both the players were sent back as they will go further investigation by the Board’s Anti-Corruption Unit who did keep them under radar since last one month. Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were two key players in the Islamabad United lineup but the spot-fixing scandal has really turned out to be spoilsport in amidst of Pakistan Super League that was expected to grow bigger after inaugural event last year.
The Board issued a statement that all investigations will be carried out as per guideline of the International Cricket Council to maintain the integrity of the game. The bigwigs of Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi and Shaharyar Khan cleared stated that zero-tolerance policy is going to be pursued as offenders will have given severe punishments to make sure no player gets involved in the match fixing saga again.
Pakistan Cricket has long been associated with cases of match fixing as Saleem Malik and Ata-ur-Rehman were banned for life after going investigation back way in 1990s.The fixing once came to haunt the nation as three players in Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were found guilty and banned for five years after found guilty to fix games on the tour of England in 2010.Danesh Kaneria also was handed out a life ban following his involvement in spot fixing in English County Cricket in 2012.
The probe once complete might mean the end of international careers for Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif as duo has accepted the accusations leveled against them.