Three Pakistani cricketers suspended from PSL for alleged involvement in spot-fixing

Three Pakistani cricketers suspended from PSL for alleged involvement in spot-fixing

The PCB have provisionally suspended Islamabad United's Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, after the two were found to be in contact with a few members from a match-fixing syndicate.

Former cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz accused Pakistan Super League (PSL) chief and chairman of Executive Committee of Pakistan Cricket Board Najama Sethi of involving the cricket players in corruption.

The recent reports of match-fixing in Pakistan Super League (PSL) has raised many question marks. Meanwhile, PSL chairman Najam Sethi took to Twitter to clarify that the PCB would take stern action to protect tournament from the "menace of corruption". "He does not face any immediate suspension".

However, these three players have been allowed to continue playing in the league.

"As far as Sharjeel and Khalid are concerned enquiries will continue against them and this will take another week or two", Najam Sethi, who heads the PSL, said. "Players should relax, play the game and bring joy to millions of fans at home and overseas", he wrote on his Twitter account. PCB's ACU has also questioned Shazaib Hassan and Zulfiqar Babar.

"We are all absolutely committed to relentlessly pursuing anyone who would seek to damage the integrity of our sport". We were wary about anything like this and that's why we were extra vigilant, and we had also beefed up our security and anti-corruption unit.

"When the PCB investigates the matter further, it will see that Sharjeel is not to blame".

Sharjeel Khans father has come out in the defense of his son, claiming that the opening batsman is innocent and didnt commit any corruption. "I love my country and respective teams which I play for", said Wasim.