Khalid Latif handed 5-year ban for spot-fixing

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New Delhi, Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has been handed a five-year ban and fined one million rupees by the anti-corruption tribunal after finding him guilty of six breaches of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code.

The detailed order of the tribunal released today confirmed that the three-member bench found Latif guilty off all six charges, brought against him by the PCB in the spot- fixing case during the Pakistan Super League in Dubai in February.

The tribunal, headed by a former judge of the Lahore High Court, has already banned Test opener Sharjeel Khan for five years with half of the sentence suspended on spot-fixing charges.

PCB’s legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi said the detailed order on Latif showed that the tribunal found him guilty of meeting with a bookmaker, Yousuf on 8th and 9th of February and agreeing to spot-fixing in a match.

“It is irrelevant whether Khalid played a match or not. The full order finds him guilty of breaching the code of conduct.”

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