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12 Feb 2017

Pakistan Super League comes under scanner for corruption

Corruption in Pakistan cricket

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) began investigation into an international syndicate which is believed to be attempting to corrupt the Pakistan Super League which kicked off in Dubai on 9 February.

The investigation started after two players Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif of Islamabad United accepted of meeting a bookie in a hotel lobby.

However, they have denied any corruption charges.

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Corruption in Pakistan cricket

Khalid, Sharjeel suspended by PCB

Pakistani cricketers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Lateef were handed a provisional suspension from all forms of cricket by the PCB on the charges of corruption. They both belong to Islamabad United.

Arrests made in PSL spot fixing case

15 Feb 2017

Arrests made in PSL spot fixing case

United Kingdom's National Crime Agency (NCA) has recently made two arrests in connection with the spot fixing scandal in the ongoing Pakistan Super League.

While the names of the arrested have not been released, it is reported that Pakistan's former opening batsman Nasir Jamshed is one of the two people.

Both of them are released on bail until April, pending further enquiries.

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Jamshed suspended from all forms of cricket

On Monday, just before his arrest, Nasir Jamshed was handed a provisional suspension by the Pakistan Cricket Board until further investigations in the spot-fixing scandal. He was also under scanner in 2012-13 during Bangladesh Premier League for his links with bookies.

20 Feb 2017

PCB charge-sheets Sharjeel, Latif over corruption allegations

Pakistan Cricket Board has charge-sheeted Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif under its anti-corruption code for alleged involvement in spot-fixing.

They have been given 14-days to respond after both of them pleaded not-guilty of the charges.

Earlier, Khan and Latif were suspended from all forms of cricket and were sent back to Pakistan from the on-going Pakistan Super League.

Spot-fixing: PCB suspends Mohammad Irfan from all forms of cricket

14 Mar 2017

Spot-fixing: PCB suspends Mohammad Irfan from all forms of cricket

Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Irfan has been suspended from all forms of cricket with immediate effect by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on charges of spot-fixing.

The 34-year old has been charged with two violations of Code Article 2.4.4. He has been given 14 days to respond to the notice.

He is the second cricketer after Nasir Jamshed to be suspended by the PCB.

PCB's Code Article 2.4.4

PCB's anti-corruption code 2.4.4 states: "Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code."

30 Mar 2017

PSL match-fixing: Mohammad Irfan banned for one year

Pakistan Cricket Board has banned fast bowler Mohammad Irfan for a year and slapped him with a fine of USD 1,000 after he pleaded guilty of failing to report a spot-fixing approach during the Pakistan Super League.

PCB's Anti-Corruption Unit chief Mohammad Azam said that the ban could be reduced to six months if Irfan doesn't further violate the anti-corruption code.

PSL spot fixing: Nasir Jamshed formally charged by PCB

12 Apr 2017

PSL spot fixing: Nasir Jamshed formally charged by PCB

Pakistan's former opener Nasir Jamshed became the fifth player to be charged by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in the spot fixing scandal at this year's Pakistan Super League.

PCB has charged Jamshed with not co-operating and obstructing with the investigation.

It is alleged that he was the link between the players and the bookies, the charges which he denies.

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