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The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will summon four tainted players suspected in the Pakistan’s Super League (PSL) spot-fixing case; Mohammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan in coming days.
Going by the reports, pacer Irfan and Jamshed will be recording their statements before FIA investigators on March 20, whereas, the other two will be appearing the following day. Though, the investigative agency hasn’t asked another suspect involved Shahzaib Hassan to confront them.
A spokesperson of the Interior Ministry has revealed that Hasan would be investigated only when he will be found guilty for altering game’s integrity in any manner, which hasn’t happened by now.
Speaking to media on Thursday, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Pakistan Interior Minister said spot-fixing has been there for a while now and just because few individuals tend to initiate it, the whole country can’t be put under the blame banner.
“Few people (accused players) can’t be allowed to tarnish the image of the country. This is a corruption case and FIA will reach all persons involved in this case. After inquiry, if corruption and match-fixing is proved, then FIA could register FIRs to send the accused to jail.”
Mohammad Irfan, who was lately suspended and charged-sheet by PCB over his alleged connections with the bookie, the board has given him a fortnight time to submit his reply.
Apart from him, all three were taken under investigation by the anti-corruption unit of PCB and board officials also, after they were suspected to involve in fixing during PSL’s second season.