5 PSL players under investigation as PCB widens probe into corruption

DUBAI – Pakistan Cricket Board has widened the scope regarding the alleged corruption in Pakistan Super League and currently, as many as 5 players are facing investigations, it has been learnt.

Soon after the provisional suspension of Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, Muhammad Irfan of Islamabad United was also questioned after which he was allowed to remain part of Islamabad United.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has issued show cause notices to Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif and sought reply from the two players within seven days besides cancelling their central contract.

Moreover, the cricketing body has also grilled Shahzeb Hassan and Zulfiqar Babar of Quetta Gladiators, however, both have not been suspended.

Karachi Kings’ Shahzaib Hasan was called from the ground for interrogation and his mobile data was recovered by the officials according to the sources privy to the development.

Reportedly, the suspected players met with bookies at a fast food restaurant located in close proximity to Dubai stadium.

Meanwhile, Chairman Pakistan Super League Najam Sethi took to Twitter to clarify that the PCB would take stern action to protect tournament from the menace of corruption.

On the other hand, Chairman PCB Shahryar Khan, on his arrival in Karachi, confirmed that there was solid evidence against the players and the governing board was further collection information regarding this.

Source : en.dailypakistan.com.pk