Friday, 23 April 2021

Spot fixing: Sharjeel played two DOT BALLS for bookies

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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.

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