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PSL spot-fixing scandal: Khalid Latif banned for five years by PCB

01:17 PM | 20 Sep, 2017
PSL spot-fixing scandal: Khalid Latif banned for five years by PCB
LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board banned batsman Khalid Latif on Wednesday for a period of five years for his involvement in spot-fixing during the second season of Pakistan Super League.

Latif, who faced trial for his role during the PSL 2017, alongside Sharjeel Khan has also been slapped with a fine worth Rs 1 million.

https://twitter.com/TheRealPCB/status/910417217946312705

The 31-year-old, who represented Pakistan and PSL franchise Islamabad United, faced six charges including that of persuading a few other cricketers including teammates Mohammad Irfan and Sharjeel Khan to get involved in spot-fixing, which dented the credibility of the second edition of the PSL held in Dubai this year.

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/sports/sharjeel-khan-handed-five-year-ban-for-spot-fixing/

The punishment follows a ban on his fellow Sharjeel Khan who was handed the same five-year ban, however, no fine was imposed on the left-hander.

Talking to newsmen the cricketing board's legal advisor, Mr Taffazul Rizvi expressed that Latif could challenge the punishment.

“We can’t say right now if the verdict is lenient or not as we’ve not received the full verdict,” said Rizvi.

“Once we will, only then we can decide how to move ahead.” he added.

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The cricket fans in Pakistan were taken aback when in February, this year during the first week of Pakistan Super League, PCB sent back two cricketers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif home besides suspending them.

The reason for the mysterious return was found to be the duo’s alleged involvement in spot-fixing and links with bookmakers.

“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 PCP said in a statement.

After the scandal that rocked the PSL and dented the credibility of the whole tournament, PCB constituted a three-member tribunal in March comprising Justice (Retd) Asghar Haidar, Lieutenant General (Retd) Tauqir Zia and former Test cricketer Wasim Bari.

The tribunal after multiple hearings concluded its inquiry and imposed a five-year ban on Sharjeel Khan.

Besides the duo, PCB widened the scope of investigations and also imposed few restrictions on left-arm pacer Muhammad Irfan after thorough investigations regarding alleged spot-fixing.

https://twitter.com/najamsethi/status/830327588719468546?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.dailypakistan.com.pk%2Fsports%2Fsharjeel-khan-handed-five-year-ban-for-spot-fixing%2F

Irfan along with four other cricketers including Shahzeb Hassan and Zulfiqar Babar of Quetta Gladiators were also grilled by PCB, however, they were cleared of any allegations and were allowed to continue playing remaining matches of PSL.

The writer is a civil servant.

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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