Sharjeel Khan Khalid Latif Provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board on 10th Feb Friday under its Anti-Corruption Code and suspended the pair out of the Pakistan Super League.
“Sharjeel and Latif have been suspended and the rigorous and wide-ranging investigation by the PCB supported by the International Cricket Council will continue as part of collective efforts to protect the integrity of the sport,” the board said in a statement.
The PCB said earlier today that the two Islamabad United players have been provisionally suspended for being suspicion of being linked to the international syndicate believed to be attempting to corrupt the Pakistan Super League.
Sources said both players were caught by the PCB’s security and an anti-corruption officer while connecting with suspected people on Thursday night.
But, speaking to Alan Wilkins on a local television channel, Sethi reiterated that the two players have been provisionally suspended and that they have a chance to defend themselves.
“They will be given the opportunity to defend themselves,” he said, speaking to popular cricket personality Alan Wilkins.
“PSL has brought immense joy to this country. We have done this to protect the league. We intend to protect it (PSL), come hell or high water,” he said.
In a statement issued earlier today, Sethi the investigation was “a clear demonstration of our determination to drive corruption out of our sport”.
“We will not tolerate any form of corrupt activity and as this investigation proceeds, we will not hesitate to take further decisive action as appropriate. The investigation of the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit backed by the ICC ACU has been effective in dealing with this case to date and we will continue to work in the closest collaboration as the investigation proceeds. We are all absolutely committed to relentlessly pursuing anyone who would seek to damage the integrity of our sport,”