[REPORT] PSL fixing scandal: Khalid Latif admits being offered Rs. 4 million

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  1. Omar
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    KARACHI: Batsman Khalid Latif Monday admitted he was offered Rs. 4 million by a bookie during the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) season, ARY News reported.

    The Islamabad United player, during an investigation conducted by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), said he was approached by the bookie in the team hotel in Dubai but he rejected the offer.

    However, according to ARY News sources, Khalid has been charged by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for tempting fellow players to fix matches for the hefty amount —an offence, which can lead him to a five-year ban at least and a life-long ouster from the game at most.

    The widening scandal, which has so far ensnared four other current or former national stars, namely Shahzaib Hasan, Mohammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed and Sharjeel Khan, has tainted the recently completed PSL, hailed as a step towards restoring international cricket in the country after the final in Lahore.

    A guilty verdict for the players would prove disastrous for Pakistan cricket, which was last rocked by a match-fixing scandal in 2010 that deprived it of three top players including paceman Mohammad Amir, who has since made a comeback.

    The scandal surfaced on February 10 when Khalid and fellow Islamabad United player Sharjeel were suspended and expelled from the PSL on charges of receiving offers from a suspicious man linked to an international betting syndicate.

    A third United player, Mohammad Irfan, was also suspended on Tuesday for not reporting offers from bookmakers.

    While Nasir was also provisionally suspended on charges of being a “go between” in the spot-fixing incident. the left-handed opener and another unnamed person were arrested in Britain last month but were bailed until April.

    Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said Thursday the players could face jail terms.

    https://arysports.tv/psl-fixing-scan...-rs-4-million/
     
  2. Del
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    Dec 21, 2016
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    And I presume these fellow players are Sharjeel and Irfan.
     
  3. ASLI-PATHAN
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    Apr 26, 2011
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    4 Million only?

    Wasn't Sharjeel taking 200-300K for each match he played for Pakistan as a match fee? This was equal to only 10-12 matches fees. What a retard?
     
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    Not a massive loss nor a humiliation. Since PCB were involved in uncovering the fixing. Shows they are doing something.
     
  5. Del
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    Del Cricistani

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    Khalid and Sharjeel looked suspicious since the get go, due to their body shady language, weren't comfortable in front of cameras and media.
     

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