LAHORE:Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials on Saturday handed over charge-sheets to Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing at the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The charge-sheets were handed over to both the players after recording their statements separately and now they have to submit their replies within 14 days.
PCB had sent Khan and Latif back home following their alleged involvement in spot fixing during the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).
If both payers confess to all the charges levelled against them then the PCB will form a disciplinary committee to decide about the punishment, board officials said.
But if the players deny these charges then a trial court would be set up by the PCB’s Anti-Corruption unit under chair of a former Judge and with representation of one former player to investigate the matter, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan had said.
Both the cricketers had recorded their audio statements at the PCB headquarters on Wednesday.
Shaharyar had said Sharjeel and Khalid will be given one to two weeks to submit their replies against the charge-sheets, after which the board will level formal charges.
PSL authorities in their initial statements on the scandal had claimed that while the investigation against three other cricketers — Mohammad Irfan, Zulfiqar Babar and Shahzaib Hasan — was ongoing, Sharjeel and Khalid were sidelined from the PSL after they had confessed to wrongdoing.
Both were suspended provisionally by the PCB’s anti-corruption unit, and immediately sent back home.