The Appellate Tribunal of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) waived the Rs. 1 million fine imposed on Khalid Latif by the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Tribunal for being involved in spot-fixing, but kept up the five-year ban given to him.
Islamabad United’s Khalid faced six charges that included a charge for convincing or an attempt to convince other three cricketers, Shahzeb Hasan, Mohammad Irfan and Sharjeel Khan, to commit spot-fixing.
The news of cricketers committing the act circulated on the opening of the second season of Pakistan Super League, which took place in the UAE.
Khalid’s Lawyer said earlier that as PCB did not consult court to severe the punishment handed to his client, so the opening batsman is confident about fighting his case. On the other hand, the board stated that Khalid and his lawyer not appealing against the decision shows that they have accepted the verdict.
Sharjeel Khan was also banned for five years with a Rs 1 million fine, though he too appealed against the verdict, but the Appellate Tribunal upheld the decision.