In the latest development, Pakistan Cricket Board has issued fresh notices against Khalid Latif and Shahzaib Hasan, who have been provisionally suspended following the spot-fixing case which surfaced in the recently concluded second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the United Arab Emirates.
The top-order batsman Latif has played 13 T20Is and five ODIs for Pakistan.
On the other side, Hasan has played 10 Twenty20 Internationals and three ODIs since making his debut in 2009.
The right-handed batsman Latif (Islamabad United) was asked to appear before the Anti-Corruption Unit for further investigation on April 26, 2017, whereas, Hasan, who was the part of the Karachi Kings will be quizzed on April 27 respectively, according to the PCB’s press release.
“In furtherance of its fight against corruption in the game of cricket the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Security and Vigilance Department has issued fresh Notices of Demand to Cricketers Khalid Latif and Shahzaib Hassan,” PCB release stated.
However, the release further added that it’s a sensitive matter and the country’s cricket board would not like to disclose the information which could further hamper the investigation.
The tribunal of Anti-Corruption unit will hear both the cricketers after lanky fast bowler Mohammad Irfan was banned for a year from all formats of cricket which further included a charge of one million rupees.
“These Notices of Demand have been issued under Article 4.3 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and require both Cricketers to appear before the PCB Security and Vigilance Department for interviews relating to investigations into possible further breaches of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code apart from the ones for which they have already been charged,” it added.
Earlier, the reports suggested PCB has collected evidence which further includes the statements from witnesses.
The social media application WhatsApp conversation will also be presented before the committee against both Pakistan international cricketers.
However, both the suspended players are expected to file their responses until May 5. And the hearing will be held from May 19 onwards.
Earlier, this month discarded Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed was also formally charged by PCB for being allegedly involved in the spot-fixing scandal. The left-handed batsman Jamshed has played 48 ODIs and 18 T20Is.