Lahore: While talking to media PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan has endorsed PCB will of arranging PSL2 Final at Qaddafi Stadium, Lahore. He expressed composure on the visit of ICC Chairman Giles Clarke who liked the safe city project of Lahore.
While talking about Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and M. Irfan issue he stated that Mohammad Irfan is still under investigation over the PSL fixing scandal.
Shahryar said the Islamabad United pacer is still being investigated over suspected links with an international fixing syndicate and has not been cleared as yet.The PCB chairman added that apart from Irfan and the two suspended players Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, the other players have been cleared.
“Zulfiqar Babar and Shahzaib Hasan were questioned but have been cleared. There’s no action against them.“However, Irfan remains under investigation but no show cause notice has been issued to him yet,” he added.Shahryar said the board has issued show cause notices to Sharjeel and Latif today, and a show cause notice may also be issued to Mohammad Irfan over the next one or two days.
Shahryar Khan said that a lack of education is to be blamed for such regretful incidents.
“It is because of lack of education that some players resort to fixing. A lot of boys end up making mistakes because they are not educated enough. This incident also happened because of this reason,” he said.
Shahryar added that the day the PSL started, players were given lectures by the Anti-Corruption Unit and warned against match fixing and corruption.
“The same day some of these players went to meet bookies,” he lamented.
The chairman said the ICC was made fully aware of the incident, and praised the board’s Anti-Corruption Unit for its vigilance and swift action.
Shahryar added that both Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif will be given opportunity to respond and defend themselves.
“Both of them were on the flight back home with me, I met them and made them ashamed of themselves,” the chairman said.
“I told them they have let their families down, they have let themselves down,” Shahryar added.
The chairman said that once investigation is completed, a disciplinary committee will be formed which will be headed by a judge.