DUBAI – Sanaullah, the alleged bookie seen in a picture with Sharjil Khan and Khalid Latif, who were suspended on spot-fixing charges, on Saturday took to media stating, “I am not a bookie but a friend of the players”.

Talking to a private news channel, Sanaullah said that he was friends with Sharjil Khan before he started his cricket career, adding that he ran a business in Dubai and just invited them for having a meal together.

Sanaulla who hails from Dera Ghazi Khan also confirmed his presence in the picture, adding that he was friends with many other players.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had provisionally suspended Islamabad United players Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the ongoing second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 in Dubai.