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PCB’s tribunal to begin spot-fixing investigations

Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB’s) Anti-Corruption Tribunal to launch spot-fixing scandal investigations on Friday. Suspended cricketers Khalid Lateef and Sharjeel Khan will appear before the tribunal.

Bench is constituted on three members and headed by Justice (retd) Asghar Haider while others are Lt Gen (retd) Touqir Zia and former Test cricketer Wasim Bari.

The tribunal will hear the case related to Sharjeel and Latif who were being suspended against allegations of cricket corruption. Both of the players had challenged the charge sheet.

They admitted that they were having contacts with bookies but solely refused to get any monetary benefits from them. After completion of the cricket board’s inquiry; FIR would be launched.

PCB and FIA Clash:

Clash between Pakistan Cricket Board and Federal Investigation Agency has also been resolved in the meeting held between authorities of both bodies. The session was being held after the investigation of Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan.

The board will send data to the investigation agency after completing its investigations. The agency could then initiate its action against criminals.

FIA will also provide assistance to PCB’s tribunal regarding forensics and other matters for timely completion of the inquiry.

The inquiry has been launched against cricketers who were allegedly involved in match-fixing during the second edition of Pakistan Super League. PCB has initiated the inquiry against players and at the mean time FIA also launched its own investigations which created a little clash between both bodies.

However, on Wednesday both bodies reached consensus and decided that PCB would continue its probing and the data will later send to the investigation agency.