Sharjeel, Latif charged for alleged corruption [Update: Post#413]

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Sharjeel, Latif charged for alleged corruption [Update: Post#413]

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    Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif provisionally suspended by PCB

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    The Pakistan Cricket Board have today provisionally suspended two players under its Anti-Corruption Code as part of an ongoing investigation into an international syndicate which is believed to be attempting to corrupt the Pakistan Super League which started in Dubai yesterday.

    Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif have been suspended and the rigorous and wide-ranging investigation by the PCB supported by the ICC will continue as part of collective efforts to protect the integrity of the sport.

    Najam Sethi, Chairman of the PSL said: “It would not be appropriate to comment on the specifics of the case, however this investigation is a clear demonstration of our determination to drive corruption out of our sport. We will not tolerate any form of corrupt activity and as this investigation proceeds we will not hesitate to take further decisive action as appropriate.

    “The investigation of the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit backed by the ICC ACU has been effective in dealing with this case to date and we will continue to work in the closest collaboration as the investigation proceeds. We are all absolutely committed to relentlessly pursuing anyone who would seek to damage the integrity of our sport.”

    Chairman PCB, Mian Shaharyar M. Khan said, “I must remind all players of their responsibilities in the fight against corruption. They must understand that if they even think they may have been the subject of a suspicious approach, it is their obligation under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code to report it to an appropriate anti-corruption official as a matter of urgency.”

    “Under no circumstances will the PCB condone actions of a few individuals to bring disrepute to the game of cricket or taint the image of Pakistan.”

    The PCB and the ICC will not make any further comment in respect of ongoing investigation.
     
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      Pakistan's Nasir Jamshed one of two men arrested

      Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed was one of two men arrested by the National Crime Agency in Britain on Monday as part of an investigation into cricket corruption, the BBC understands.

      The 27-year-old has played in two Tests, 48 one-day internationals and 18 Twenty20 matches for Pakistan.

      Both men were later bailed until April pending further inquiries.

      Jamshed was among three players who were last week suspended for violating a cricket anti-corruption code.

      The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also suspended Pakistan internationals Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, who are due to appear in front of the board on Wednesday.

      Jamshed has not commented on the allegations.

      The spot-fixing allegations relate to the Pakistan Super League - the country's top-flight cricket championship which is held in the United Arab Emirates for security reasons.

      Khan and Latif play in the Pakistan Super League for current champions Islamabad United.

      The PCB previously said it was investigating "an international syndicate which is believed to be attempting to corrupt the PSL".


      http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/38978637
       
    2. Fireworks11
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      As @maddgenius said before, once u get involved with these Mafia goons and godfather no turning back, emotional blackmail will be rife and they dictate proceedings.
       
    3. Energy
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      This guy is arrested, lol. What a lunatic.
       
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      PCB turns down Khalif Latif’s offer

      KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has turned down an offer from Khalif Latif to help dismantle a syndicate of bookies trying to corrupt Pakistan Super League (PSL).

      According to a reliable source, Khalid Latif was ready to become an approver, an offer PCB rejected straight away and asked the cricketer to appear before the investigation committee.

      The cricket board has already issued a show-cause notice to both cricketers for their alleged links with bookies.

      Both the players have been directed to appear before the investigation committee and present their stance there.

      Meanwhile, PCB has maintained that no leniency will be shown to the tainted cricketers. – SAMAA

      https://www.samaa.tv/sports/2017/02/pcb-turns-down-khalif-latifs-offer/
       
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    6. Energy
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      Khalid Latif wants to become an approver now. This fat hack is proving to be very fishy business.
       
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      Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif to be presented before PCB's ACU in Lahore today

      DUBAI: Pakistan Cricket Board has summoned cricketers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif to its Lahore office today over the PSL spot-fixing scandal, sources privy to developments informed.

      The two players will be presented before the PCB's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) today, where their statement will be recorded. A formal charge sheet is likely to be filed against them, the sources said.

      The head of ACU, Colonel Azam, has reached Lahore from Dubai. The charge sheet has been prepared by PCB's legal advisor, Salman Naseer, who is also expected to be in Lahore today.

      PCB insiders predict that if both the players are found guilty of spot-fixing, a lifetime ban will be imposed on their international and domestic cricket career.

      The second edition of the Pakistan Super League was hit by a corruption scandal last week, when the PCB provisionally suspended Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan on Friday for their suspected links to an international fixing syndicate looking to corrupt Pakistan’s T20 tournament.

      Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan were sent home the same day and the PCB has issued show cause notices to both the players.

      After being sent home from Dubai, Latif has started consultations with lawyers for a legal course of action. He met with a lawyer on Monday for legal counsel.

      A highly-placed source told Geo.TV on Sunday that the PCB has enough evidence that the two cricketers agreed to spot fixing in a meeting with the suspected bookie, who has been identified as Yousuf.

      On Tuesday, Britain's National Crime Agency informed of arresting two men in their thirties in connection with bribery offences as part of an ongoing investigation into international cricket match spot-fixing.

      The British agency said the men were arrested on Monday, but declined to name them. However, sources in PCB and ICC said that the arrested men were former Pakistani batsman Nasir Jamshed and Yousuf.

      Sources within PCB told a Geo News correspondent that the arrests have been made in connection with the PSL scandal, which saw Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Lateef getting suspended from the league.

      https://www.geo.tv//psl/latest/131152-PCB-summons-Sharjeel-Khan-Khalid-Lateef-to-Lahore-Sources
       
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      PCB lacks will to punish corrupts: Raza

      LAHORE - Former Test cricketer Akram Raza Tuesday lamented a spineless PCB hierarchy that always failed whenever it comes to bring the discipline among the players and implementing the rules.

      Talking to the Nation, Raza held the lenient approach of the board towards player power and unnecessary tolerance for indiscipline that caused the trouble and players getting carried away by it did not hesitate even selling the name of country for few materialistic benefits.

      Citing the example of Justice Qayyum report, Raza said if the PCB had just implemented the recommendations made in the report, no player would have ever dared again to bring the shame to the board and the country.

      “Everyone keeps on quoting Justice Qayyum report, but they must also know what is written in it. The report is based on only recommendations, which were not the court orders to punish someone. However, the PCB never bothered to implement them fully, and the result is evident in front of all, as after some years, three players were found guilty of fixing and now a few players were also caught fixing the PSL matches.”

      The former off-spinner said the PCB needs now to set an example for culprits as their already too lenient attitude towards the fixing trio of M Aamir, Salman Butt and M Asif had made the matter of grave concern a casual one for the others. “Their attitude sometimes had even become quite patronizing especially in case of Aamir and the result of such an attitude is now before us.”

      Raza said the matter of fact was that the PCB never wanted to punish its blue-eyed players, that’s why they were free to do whatever they like, and also enjoying lucrative jobs. “If the board had set a specific criterion and given exemplary punishments to those found guilty after thorough investigation and solid evidences and banned them for life, it could have helped in purifying cricket from corruption and fixing. In fact, non-serious attitude of PCB has been ruining Pakistan cricket.”

      Salim Malik was the only player, who was banned for life by the PCB, not by Justice Qayyum or by any court, and it was also done on the basis of personal liking and disliking. “There were no proper and solid evidences against Malik and it was just recommended to ban him. The PCB never bothered to investigate Malik case fully and just banned him for life, which was a great unjust with him,” he said.

      Akram Raza’s name was also mentioned in Justice Qayyum report. Coming down hard on it, he asked the PCB to reopen the case and thoroughly investigate each and everything. “If I am found guilty, I am ready to face any punishment. But it is also the duty of the PCB to clear the names of those, who were not found guilty, and they must be given due respect and the board should also beg pardon from them,” he said.

      Speaking about the PSL and fixing scandal, Raza said that the entire episode was a result of PCB’s wrong policies regarding mishandling of fixing issues and not giving punishment to the tainted players. “Unless the PCB gives exemplary punishments to the tainted players and instead provide them opportunities to represent the country in national team as well as in the cricket board, young players will take fixing issue lightly, and keep on doing wrong things, which will ruin not only Pakistan cricket but also bring bad name to the country," he noted.

      “If the PCB chairman has vowed to fix the fixers, it must ban the accused players for life, as such decisions can help the PCB stop the players from wrongdoings and root out corruption from the game,” he added.

      He said that there was a dire need to bring in sincere and professional persons (former players) in the board which could help in making the house in order and overcoming the basic and major flaws. “Unless the PCB brings in professionals and technocrats in each and every department of the board to run all the affairs professionally and smoothly, Pakistan cricket cannot flourish, and instead will keep on suffering,” Raza concluded.

      http://nation.com.pk/sports/15-Feb-2017/pcb-lacks-will-to-punish-corrupts-raza
       
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      just take step put life ban on them like on Malik
       
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      Another reason to hate Nandos :shrug
       
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      My client would like to make a short statement - "Some people Misbahtards. Some Afridiots. But all people have Big Nasaan"
       
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      Sharjeel, Latif charged for alleged corruption

      Pakistan and Islamabad United batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif face the prospect of lengthy bans from cricket after the PCB charged them for alleged breaches of its anti-corruption code.

      The pair were handed official charge sheets of their alleged misdemeanours on Saturday in Lahore, a week after they were sent home from the ongoing Pakistan Super League in the UAE.

      The PCB confirmed in a statement that Sharjeel and Latif had been charged for breaching various articles under Clause 2, including specific ones to attempt to corrupt a game, as well as more general misdemeanours of failing to disclose suspect approaches.

      "They have been handed notices and been advised to seek legal counsel," the PCB's legal advisor Taffazul Rizvi told ESPNcricinfo. "They have 14 days to respond."

      The specific articles of the code both are alleged to have violated are: 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.4.4 and 2.4.5. In addition, Latif is alleged to have breached 2.1.4.

      How the case now proceeds will depend on the replies the players make to the charges. If, for instance, they decide to contest, then an independent tribunal will be set up to hear the arguments of both the PCB and the players. If they accept the charges, the chairman of the PCB's disciplinary panel will decide on the quantum of punishment each player receives.

      Sharjeel and Latif have been in Lahore for the last three days, where they have been interviewed extensively by the PCB's Vigilance and Security department. They were handed their notices in person on Saturday.

      The charges centre on the opening game of the second season of the PSL, as well as activities around it, in Dubai. Islamabad romped home to a comfortable D/L win over Peshawar Zalmi; Sharjeel was dismissed for 1 off four balls and Latif did not play the game. Both men have played international cricket for Pakistan with Sharjeel starting to become a vital cog in limited-overs cricket for his ability to attack from the outset.

      The pair, along with team-mate Mohammad Irfan, were first questioned by the PCB's anti-corruption unit straight after that game. Sharjeel and Latif were sent home, but Irfan was allowed to stay on and has continued to play a part in Islamabad's campaign.

      In the immediate aftermath of those developments, Zulfiqar Babar from Quetta Gladiators and Shahzaib Hasan of Karachi Kings, were also questioned. But both have been cleared and have continued to play for their franchises.

      The other key figure in the investigation is another left-handed opener who has represented Pakistan - Nasir Jamshed, who was arrested in the UK by the National Crime Agency last Monday but released on bail until April. Jamshed was one of two men arrested. Prior to this, PSL chairman Najam Sethi had said on his talk show on Geo TV: "We had a lot of evidence on which we based our decision. We know what we are doing. We have all evidence. We had this for a while, we had information - we cannot talk about stuff right now but a charge sheet will be given to players soon."

      Sharjeel and Latif were found in breach of...
      • 2.1.1 Fixing or contriving in any way or otherwise influencing improperly or being a party to any agreement or effort to fix or contrive in any way or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any domestic match, including (without limitation) by deliberately underperforming therein.
      • 2.1.2 Ensuring for betting or other corrupt purposes the occurrence of a particular incident in a domestic match.
      • 2.1.3 Seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept any bribe or other reward to (a) fix or to contrive in any way or otherwise to influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any domestic match or (b) ensure for betting or other corrupt purposes the occurrence of a particular incident in a domestic match.
      • 2.1.4 Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any participant to breach any of the foregoing provisions of this article 2.1.
      • 2.4.4. Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the participant to engage in corrupt conduct under this anti-corruption code.
      • 2.4.5 Failing or refusing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any incident, fact, or matter that comes to the attention of a participant that may evidence corrupt conduct under this anti-corruption code by another participant, including (without limitation) approaches or invitations that have been received by another participant to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of this anti-corruption code.


      http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan-super-league-2016-17/content/story/1083169.html
       
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      So Sharjeel is done & dusted then. All for a bit of extra cash.
       
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      Shaharyar Khan accuses Nasir Jamshed of having contacts with bookies

      Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Friday accused cricketer Nasir Jamshed of having contacts with English bookies and introducing the two main accused in the scandal to a fixer.

      He was addressing the media after briefing a Senate committee on the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal.

      Shahryar Khan claimed Jamshed was the one who introduced Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif to a bookie under the pretext that he was a fan.

      The chairman also revealed that Sharjeel and Latif had changed their statements slightly from what they had initially said.

      They have been given 14 days to decide which statement they will stick to and hand in a written reply, after which a tribunal may be formed under a Supreme Court judge to investigate the matter further.

      Shahryar Khan also said that bookies from around the world had been eyeing the PSL, and that PCB had kept an eye on certain players from the beginning of the tournament.

      Sharjeel was caught as soon as there was sufficient evidence against him, he added.

      During the Senate briefing, a number of questions were raised about PCB's internal workings, including questions regarding the cricket board's audit and the number of employees on PCB's payroll.

      Shahryar Khan responded to these queries and told the committee that the investigation into the PSL scandal was conducted by the PCB and not the International Cricket Council.

      He also said that spot-fixing is not a new phenomenon and that it happens more often in T20 matches than any other format.

      https://www.dawn.com/news/1316719/s...nasir-jamshed-of-having-contacts-with-bookies
       
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      Sharjeel to challenge FIA’s jurisdiction in spot-fixing probe

      LAHORE - One of the main accused in the Pakistan Super League’s spot-fixing scandal Sharjeel Khan is to challenge the FIA’s jurisdiction to investigate the issue.

      Sharjeel nad Shahzaib Khan appeared before the Federal Investigation Agency Tuesday and recorded their statements before the body in their defence. Two other cricketers named in the scandal, Khalid Lateef and Muhammad Irfan had appeared before the agency on Monday. Another accused, Nasir Jamshed had also been served notice to appear before FIA but as he is out of country, he failed to appear before the FIA investigation team.

      The federal agency is investigating the mega corruption scandal that rocked Pakistan cricket last month on the on the special directives of the Ministry of Interior.

      However, Sharjeel’s counsel Imran Akram said that hewill challenge the ambit of the agency regarding inquiry. He said that only Pakistan Cricket Board is authorised to look into the matter regarding spot fixing allegations.

      This is violation of the code of conduct of the board to take action against players under criminal Act, he maintained.

      The FIA claimed that it was investigating the charges on complaint of the PCB Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad. However, Subhan had said he had just asked for FIA’s assistance in gathering and analysing the forensic data related to the case for establishing the evidence against the suspected players. Minister for Interior Ch Nisar Ali Khan had also held a press conference in Islamabad last week and said that although the PCB were conducting departmental inquiry into the issue yet they couldn’t register a case against the cricketers.

      He had said that the FIA after thorough probe could register a case against those who found guilty and they could be punished under the law to set an example for others to avoid such corrupt practices in future. But the PCB did not agree with Ch Nisar and Current Chief of Executive Committee PCB and PSL chairman Najam Sethi was of the view that FIA should not investigate the matter.

      The sources in the FIA said that PCB authorities were using delaying tactics in providing record to the FIA investigators. “We have not received forensic record and cell phones of players from the PCB authorities so far,” said an FIA officer on condition of anonymity.

      Well placed sources in FIA said that more persons could have been implicated in the scandal and all would be brought to justice if found involved in spot fixing during inquiry. They said that some influential quarters were backing corrupt cricketers but the interior minister has given free hand to FIA to deal the matter on merit.

      http://nation.com.pk/sports/22-Mar-...lenge-fia-s-jurisdiction-in-spot-fixing-probe
       
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      Sharjeel played two ‘dot balls’ for bookies

      LAHORE: The alleged spot-fixing scandal, that has engulfed Pakistan cricket team, took a new twist Thursday when investigators revealed that batsman Sharjeel Khan played two dot bowls in Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Dubai.

      According to our correspondent, all five suspended players – Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan, Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed – who were charged with contacting bookies in the recently concluded PSL, lied in the inquiry and initially rejected all allegations.

      However, the tainted players have now confessed their wrongdoing.

      “Sharjeel has confessed that he played two dot balls that he had sold to bookies,” a source in the PCB said.

      He said Shahzaib was also in contact with bookies, adding that the player is also guilty of inciting other colleagues for fixing.

      Hasan was charged on three counts and suspended from participating in all forms of cricket.

      The PCB source said that Latif and Irfan’s contacts with bookies have also been confirmed by the investigators. – Samaa

      https://www.samaa.tv/sports/2017/03/psl-fixing-sharjeel-dot-balls-bookies-cricket/
       
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      ^This takes it beyond just contacts with bookies to actual spot fixing. If true, these guys (who did actual fixing) are done for life. Wonder if it was only Sharjeel or others too. I'd be most surprised if Irfan did actual fixing but I would have said the same about Sharjeel some time ago since he was on the up.
       
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      No five years ban. Ban them for life

      Sharjeel to open a restaurant soon
       
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      Jamshed will be his best client
       
    21. Del
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      Ban them for life, don't set another bad example like 2010. Ban them and send strong message to others about consequences of wrongdoings.

      Sharjeel and Khalid body language looked suspicious from the get go.
       
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      LAHORE: The Anti-Corruption Tribunal has formally charged Islamabad United batsman Sharjeel Khan for breaching five Articles of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Anti-Corruption Code for Participants 2015.

      All the charges are related to the alleged spot-fixing and failing to disclose to PCB about the offer for spot-fixing during Pakistan Super League 2017.

      The charges leveled against Sharjeel Khan include breaches of Articles 2.1.1; 2.1.2; 2.1.3; 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants 2015.

      Preliminary hearing for the case was held on Thursday at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.

      The three-member Anti-Corruption Tribunal was headed by justice (retd) Asghar Haider, in presence of Lt Gen Tauqir Zia and Wasim Bari.

      Sharjeel Khan was accompanied by his advocate Shaigan Ijaz, while PCB’s Legal Advisor Taffazul Rizvi along with Haider Ali Khan Advocate, GM Legal Affairs PCB Salman Naseer and Head of PCB’s Vigilance and Security Department Col (retd) Mohammad Azam Khan were also present on this occasion.

      The tribunal in consultation with both parties agreed upon the procedure and timelines to be adopted under the Anti-Corruption Code.

      This should be noted that five players – Nasir Jamshed, Muhamamd Irfan, Shahzaib Hassan, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif – are currently being scanned by the anti-corruption unit of the PCB for alleged involvement in spot-fixing.

      The tribunal directed that PCB shall submit its opening brief detailing its claims along with the evidence to be relied on by 14th April 2017.

      “This time period has been agreed in order to give the PCB ACU an opportunity to travel to UK to interview Nasir Jamshed and meet with relevant UK authorities and determine if any of its findings are to be incorporated in the prosecution,” a PCB press release reads.

      The tribunal said Sharjeel Khan shall be provided an opportunity to respond by 5th May 2017 and PCB may, at its discretion, file a rebuttal by 10th May 2017. The Final Hearing shall commence from 15th May 2017 on a day to day basis.

      KHALID LATIF SEEKS ADJOURNMENT TILL NEXT WEEK
      Khalid Latif did not appear before the tribunal and has made an application for adjournment of the motion till next week citing health reasons.

      The request is allowed and the proceedings in respect of Khalid are adjourned to 11:30am on 31st March 2017. Notice would also be issued with a stipulation that no further adjournment would be granted.

      DETAILS OF THE ARTICLES BREACHED BY SHARJEEL ARE AS FOLLOWS:
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      https://arynews.tv/en/sharjeel-khan-charged-for-breaching-five-articles-of-pcb-anti-corruption-code/
       
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      PCB will accept any verdict against Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif in spot-fixing case: Shahrayar Khan

      Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has insisted that the board will not have any objection to any verdict that comes against Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif in the ongoing inquiry in connection with the spot-fixing scandal in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

      The outgoing PCB chief pledged that the PCB will accept whatever decision comes out from the three-member tribunal against Sharjeel and Khalid.

      "If they are proven guilty then they'll be duly punished as per rules for bringing the game into disrepute. But if they come out clean then the PCB would accept the decision of the tribunal and will not contest the verdict," the Dawn quoted Shaharyar as saying.

      "So let us wait and see what happens since the inquiry is in the initial stages. I hope that it ends soon enough so that the nation will know whether they are guilty or innocent," he added.

      The PCB had last month imposed a year-long ban and a fine of one million dollar on left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan for violating its anti-corruption code during the PSL which took place in early March.

      Irfan's central contract had also been suspended by the PCB. As a result, he would be offered no more contracts during the first six month of the ban.

      "One player - Mohammad Irfan - has accepted his guilt in not reporting an approach [from the bookies] to the PCB anti-corruption unit and, as a consequence, has been banned for a year besides getting heavily fined," said the PCB chief.

      Shaharyar further maintained that both Sharjeel and Khalid, who have denied their involvement in the scandal, have the right to present their case with their lawyers in front of the tribunal.

      The 83-year-old further said that it would probably take another five to six weeks before the inquiry is completed Besides Irfan, four other players namely Sharjeel, Khalif, Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed were also suspended for their alleged involvement in the infamous spot-fixing scandal during the first week of the PSL.

      http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/repor...if-in-spot-fixing-case-shahrayar-khan-2382218
       
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      LAHORE: Opener Sharjeel Khan is set to appeal against the five-year ban imposed on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Tribunal in the wake of the Pakistan Super League spot-fixing scandal, sources close to the cricketer revealed.

      Sharjeel has decided to file the appeal with an independent adjudicator, as allowed under the PCB anti-corruption code, this week ahead of the September 22 deadline, said the sources.

      The 28-year-old has reservations over the tribunal’s verdict, which is why he has decided to approach the PCB to request that an independent adjudicator hear the appeal. He had the option of filing the appeal either with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Switzerland or an independent adjudicator of the board, and he chose the latter option, the sources said.

      The PCB earlier this month released the detailed verdict of the Anti-Corruption Tribunal against the opening batsman, stating that it reached “irrefutable conclusion” that Sharjeel was involved in breaching the code of conduct.

      The 60-page verdict, available on the PCB’s website, said that Sharjeel not only met with the alleged bookie but also executed the plan as discussed.

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      Tribunal reached 'irrefutable conclusion' that Sharjeel was involved in breaching the code of conduct

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      “The narration of the events, as made by the PCB, in the opening brief and substantiated by witnesses and circumstances narrated before us, not only by the witnesses of PCB, but by other relevant material available on record, we have come to the irrefutable conclusion that not only spot fixing was discussed by Mr. Sharjeel Khan, but was meticulously executed by him in a text book manner, in the mode and manner agreed,” read the verdict.

      Half of the five-year ban on the opener remains suspended.

      https://www.geo.tv/latest/158577-suspended-sharjeel-khan-to-appeal-five-year-spot-fixing-ban-sources
       
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      Seriously man. Why.
       
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      Sharjeel Khan to depend on Mohammad Ashraful’s case study for ban reduction

      Former Pakistani opener Sharjeel Khan, who is currently suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board for his involvement in spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League, will now rely on the verdict passed on by the disciplinary committee of Bangladesh Cricket Board on Mohammad Ashraful.

      It is learnt from sources in Dhaka that Sharjeel’s lawyer by the name of Shaigan Ijaz sent a letter to the BCB appealing to share the details of the circumstances which led to the reduction of the ban on Mohammad Ashrafulfor his alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the 2013 edition of Bangladesh Premier League.


      On June 2014, the Bangladesh Cricket Board found him guilty and banned him for eight years but reduced to five years (with two years suspended) later on. In August 2016 Ashraful’s ban was partially lifted, allowing him to play in domestic cricket in Bangladesh. He will become eligible to play in international fixtures in 2018.

      While speaking to Kashmir Times, Sharjeel Khan’s lawyer Shaigan Ijaz confirmed the move by claiming, “the circumstances in the case of Ashraful may be different but we have asked for more details”.

      Khalid Latif, Jamshed and Irfan were also summoned by PCB
      “If Ashraful’s details are not shared by the BCB, will request his London-based lawyer (Yasin Patel)”, further added Shaigan Ijaz. Sharjeel’s appeal against the ban will be heard by an independent adjudicator on Thursday.

      “In our first hearing, we already had the preliminary arguments. The PCB’s lawyers were also present and Sharjeel Khan also appeared. Tomorrow is the next date (26-10-2017) of hearing. Sharjeel is in Karachi. He may arrive (in Lahore) late-night to-day or early morning tomorrow to remain present” concluded the lawyer.

      Along with the swashbuckling southpaw, Khalid Latif, Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Irfan were also summoned by PCB for involvement in spot-fixing during the 2017 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

      https://www.crictracker.com/sharjeel-khan-depend-mohammad-ashrafuls-case-study-ban-reduction/
       
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      Sharjeel’s appeal dismissed by independent adjudicator

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      Sharjeel was accused of meeting an alleged bookie and striking a deal through Khalid Latif, his fellow Islamabad United opener, for playing two dot balls in return for money. © AFP

      A one-man adjudicator rejected Sharjeel Khan’s appeal against a spot-fixing ban, upholding the ban imposed on the former opener, a Pakistan Cricket Board lawyer said Wednesday (November 8).

      Sharjeel was banned for five years – with a suspension of two and a half years – in a spot fixing case in August by a three-man tribunal set up by PCB to investigate the case which rocked the Pakistan Super League’s second edition in February this year.

      Sharjeel was charged on five counts of violating the code of conduct after agreeing to play two dot balls in the opening match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi. The deal was orchestrated by Khalid Latif, his fellow opener who was also banned for five years and fined Rs. 1 million.

      “The one man adjudicator Justice (Retired) Faqir Khokhar turned down Sharjeel’s appeal as well as our appeal against the enhancement of punishment,” said Taffazul Rizvi, the PCB lawyer.

      PCB had argued that the sentence was less than what the code illustrated: five years to a life ban.

      Two other players – Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed – are still under investigation in the case.

      Mohammad Irfan, the left-arm pacer, was banned for one year (with six months suspended) while Mohammad Nawaz was banned for two months (with one suspended). Both players have completed their bans.

      http://www.wisdenindia.com/cricket-news/sharjeels-appeal-dismissed-by-independent-adjudicator/277619
       
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      Sharjeel to challenge ban in Lahore High Court

      A day after an independent adjudicator rejected Sharjeel Khan’s appeal against his spot-fixing ban, the former Pakistan opener has decided to challenge the ban in the Lahore High Court, his lawyer said on Thursday (November 9).

      Sharjeel, who played one Test, 25 One-Day Internationals and 15 Twenty20 Internationals, was banned for five years –two and a half suspended – in a spot-fixing case in August by a three-man tribunal set up by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to investigate the case that rocked the Pakistan Super League’s second edition in February this year.

      Sharjeel was charged on five counts of violating the code of conduct after agreeing to play two dot-balls in the opening match between his team Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi. The deal was orchestrated by Khalid Latif, his fellow opener who was also banned for five years and slapped with a hefty fine.

      Shaigan Ijaz, Sharjeel’s lawyer, said once the detailed judgement was made available, he would file the appeal in the court.

      “We are waiting for the detailed judgement and once we know the grounds on which our appeal was turned down then we will definitely go to the higher court,” Ijaz told Wisden Pakistan.

      Sharjeel’s ban came as a big jolt to his fast-rising career as he had just established himself in the Pakistan team. The ban also deprived him of a contract with Leicestershire in the English T20 Blast and possible deals with the Big Bash League and Caribbean Premier League teams.

      Ijaz pointed out that the PCB tribunal had given two options to Sharjeel when they announced the ban, which has restricted their options.

      “The tribunal had given us either of the two options, first to appeal with an adjudicator or go the Court of Arbitration. We have used one option so we cannot go to the CAS now,” he said. “They (PCB) were unable to prove spot fixing so we will continue to challenge the decision until we get justice.’

      The PCB, meanwhile, had said at the time that the sentence was less than what the code illustrated: Five years to a life ban.

      Two other players – Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed – are still under investigation in the case. Mohammad Irfan was also banned for one year (six months suspended) while Mohammad Nawaz was banned for two months (one suspended). Both players have completed their bans.

      http://www.wisdenindia.com/cricket-news/sharjeel-to-challenge-ban-in-lahore-high-court/277718
       
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      Sharjeel Khan makes an appeal for justice to PM over spot-fixing punishment

      LAHORE (Dunya News) – Spot-fixing convict Sharjeel Khan claimed on Tuesday that there was injustice in his case, demanding of fair trail, and making an appeal to the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

      Talking to media in Lahore, he stressed to fight all allegations against him. “PCB Chairman Najam Sethi should call me to him so that I can clear myself on all matters,” he suggested.

      Sharjeel accused the PCB anti-corruption unit of being able to take action against anyone they desire.

      Pakistan’s anti-corruption tribunal had banned opener Sharjeel Khan for five years over a spot-fixing case that has rocked the Pakistan Super League. The 28-year-old dashing left-handed opener was provisionally suspended along with fellow opener Khalid Latif in February for violating the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) anti-corruption code.

      The charges centred on a match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai in February. Off four balls, Sharjeel scored a single, failed to score off two deliveries and was then out.

      Spot-fixing involves bets on the outcome of a particular passage of play, unlike match-fixing in which there is an attempt to prearrange the result. Latif, who did not play in the game, was alleged to have orchestrated the deal.

      Both were also charged for not reporting the matter to the PCB’s anti-corruption unit.

      "Sharjeel is banned for five years, which has two-and-a-half years suspended," said Asghat Haider, who headed the three-member tribunal.

      "We investigated all the charges and found them correct."

      The minimum punishment for the charges was five years with a maximum of a life ban.

      Former PCB head Tauqir Zia and erstwhile Pakistan captain Wasim Bari were the other members of the tribunal formed in March.

      Under the PCB code players can appeal rulings before an independent arbitrator within 14 days of the decision.

      Four other players -- Mohammad Irfan, Shahzaib Hasan, Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Nawaz -- were also included in the investigation on multiple charges.

      http://dunyanews.tv/en/Cricket/4175...peal-for-justice-to-PM-spot-fixing-punishment
       
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      LAHORE: Spot-fixing convict Sharjeel Khan has sought justice from Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi claiming that injustice has been done to him in his case and he wants a fair trial.

      Talking to the reporters here on Tuesday, Sharjeel vowed that he would fight all allegations leveled against him. "I want to meet Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi so that I may clear myself on all matters," he said.

      Sharjeel accused the PCB anti-corruption unit of being able to take action against anyone they desire. "The Pakistan Cricket Board tribunal is too weak to take action against anyone, they think, they should punish or ban."

      Pakistan's anti-corruption tribunal had banned opener Sharjeel Khan for five years over a spot-fixing case that has rocked the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The 28-year-old left-handed opener was provisionally suspended along with fellow opener Khalid Latif in February for violating the PCB anti-corruption code. The charges centred on a match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai in February. Off four balls, Sharjeel scored a single, failed to score off two deliveries and was then out.

      Spot-fixing involves bets on the outcome of a particular passage of play, unlike match-fixing in which there is an attempt to prearrange the result. Latif, who did not play in the game, was alleged to have orchestrated the deal. Both were also charged for not reporting the matter to the PCB's anti-corruption unit.

      "Sharjeel is banned for five years, which has two-and-a-half years suspended," said Asghat Haider, who headed the three-member tribunal. "We investigated all the charges and found them correct." The minimum punishment for the charges was five years with a maximum of a life ban.

      Former PCB head Tauqir Zia and erstwhile Pakistan captain Wasim Bari were the other members of the tribunal formed in March. Under the PCB code, players can appeal rulings before an independent arbitrator within 14 days of the decision. Four other players M Irfan, Shahzaib Hasan, Nasir Jamshed and M Nawaz were also included in the investigation on multiple charges. - SAMAA/AGENCIES

      Source: https://www.samaa.tv/sports/2017/12/sharjeel-seeks-justice-pm-spot-fixing-punishment/
       
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      To this date I fail to understand why PCB isn't providing evidence against Sharjeel? What are they waiting for? Don't think Sharjeel or anybody can rant and cry if the evidences are made public. And if they dont have any evidence to begin with, then what did the accomplish from this whole saga?
       
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      PCB denies 'unfair treatment' allegations levelled by Sharjeel Khan

      The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday denied allegations of malpractice and bias levelled by suspended Test batsman Sharjeel Khan.

      In a press conference on Tuesday, Sharjeel and his lawyer claimed that the PCB allegedly amended the Code of Conduct during the hearing of his [Sharjeel's] case. They had also cast doubt on the role of PCB Chairman Najam Sethi and Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Azam Khan.

      The PCB, in its statement, clarified that the amendment to its code "provides parties with an additional opportunity to appeal" instead of taking it away, as the courts of Pakistan can now hear cases decided by the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

      "It may also be clarified that the amendment will affect future cases and does not apply to Sharjeel Khan," the PCB said in a statement.

      It said that Sharjeel's punishment being upheld by the independent adjudicator was "indicative of the volume and gravity of evidence that was presented by the PCB and underlines the fact that the case was not prejudiced by any personality."

      Sharjeel along with four other cricketers were charged under different clauses of being involved in the spot-fixing scam which surfaced on the opening day of the second edition of PSL in Dubai earlier this year.

      He is serving a five-year ban from all cricket which the left-hander received in August from the PCB anti-corruption tribunal.

      https://www.dawn.com/news/1374929
       
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      PCB’santi-corruption code tweak won’t apply to Sharjeel

      LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) tweaking of its anti-corruption code will not apply to Sharjeel Khan’s case. The board made the clarification a day after Sharjeel and his lawyer accused them of modifying the code while a tribunal was sitting over the spot-fixing case in which he was implicated.

      A statement issued by the PCB said the amendment “will affect future cases and does not apply to Sharjeel Khan”.On Tuesday, Sharjeel’s lawyer Shaighan Ejaz said the PCB had amended a clause in the code on July 18, 2017 and stipulated that it retrospectively apply to Sharjeel’s case. They accused the PCB of acting in bad faith. The PCB’s lawyer, Taffazul Rizvi, had, in response, stressed that it was a routine change. “Such amendments are never person-specific, and are applicable to all cricketers,” he said.

      The change to the clause has to do with the process of appealing the tribunal’s decision. The old clause allowed a player to appeal to an independent adjudicator or go to the Court of Arbitration [Sports], based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

      With the tweak, a player can go to the CAS only after he has appealed to an independent adjudicator, which Sharjeel has in his case. After the appeal, the player has 21 days to go to the CAS.

      The change, according to one official, was the result of a “grammatical error” in the original code, which mirrors, in large part, the ICC’s anti-corruption code.

      “The true state of affairs is that under both versions of the PCB Code (old and new) an appeal against the order of the Anti-Corruption Tribunal lies with the Independent Adjudicator,” the PCB’s statement said.

      https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/253916-pcb-santi-corruption-code-tweak-won-t-apply-to-sharjeel
       

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