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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Irfan, Sharjeel and Khalid Latif Of Islamabad United Were Suspended Due To Corruption and Spot-Fixing

Pakistan;s left-arm fast bowler Muhammad Irfan will no longer participate in the Pakistan Super League as he was accused of involvement in corruption. Irfan is the third player suspended from the league in the past 25 hours over corruption allegations. Earlier Irfan's Islamabad United teammates Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were suspended after they were found involved in spot-fixing. The left armer has been sent back to Pakistan and his personal belongings, including mobile phone have been seized by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials. It is learnt that six players in all are involved in the scandal, but three have been identified as yet. Players from other franchises such as Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators are also being investigated by the management. Three to four more players from Qalandars and Gladiators are also under the radar and their names will be confirmed once investigation is complete. Moreover, the bookies gave colored bat grip so the batsmen could be identified by gamblers during the matches. They also offered Rs 500,000 ro players. Karachi King's opener Shahzaib Hassan was recalled from the field on Friday for questioning during the match against Peshawar Zalmi. He is also expected to be suspended. The central contracts of the players were also suspended.

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