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Cricket: Pakistan batsman Latif handed five-year fixing ban
September 20, 2017 / 9:08 AM / a month ago

Cricket: Pakistan batsman Latif handed five-year fixing ban

LAHORE (Reuters) - Batsman Khalid Latif has been handed a five-year ban for his role in a spot-fixing scandal during this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL), the country’s cricket board said on Wednesday.

Pakistan's Khalid Latif plays a shot during their bronze medal cricket match against Sri Lanka at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province November 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas/Files

“Anti Corruption Tribunal has found Khalid Latif guilty of all charges...” the PCB said on its verified Twitter account.

The 31-year-old, who has played five one-day internationals, had also been fined one million Pakistani rupees ($9,491), the PCB added.

Fellow Islamabad United player Sharjeel Khan also received a five-year ban last month and both were sent home from the Twenty20 competition in the United Arab Emirates after an investigation by the board’s anti-corruption unit.

At least two other players have been implicated in the scandal, while another, fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, was fined and given a one-year ban in March this year.

($1 = 105.36 Pakistani rupees)

Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; Editing by John O'Brien

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