Pakistan Super League (PSL) chairman Najam Sethi has revealed Sharjeel Khan and Rashid Latif were sent home from the league only after being caught red-handed by the Anti Corruption Unit.
Both players made commitments to bookmakers ahead of the league and Sharjeel Khan was out early in the innings only after facing few balls. The board also revealed there are other players who are being investigated but claimed the proofs against them are not serious.
Najam Sethi insisted the ACU collected enough material before the league started but waited to see whether the players will proceed with the commitments they’ve made to bookies.
“We knew what commitments they had made. Islamabad United played Sharjeel but not Khalid. But when the match was held it was confirmed Sharjeel had done what he had committed to do to the bookmakers,” Sethi disclosed.
“We feared it could hit the event or after the match but we decided to wait and see what happened in the match and then we sent them back. We were worried how the whole thing could affect the PSL and its reputation but we took a decision which we felt was right.”
“Yes, the ICC’s ACU was also aware of everything but credit goes to our ACU which followed up the whole issue thoroughly and came up with enough material and evidence to charge sheet the players and send them back home,” he added.
The PSL chairman also confirmed he would reveal more details on how the investigation was carried out when the time is right.
“Our people are gathering more details which we will share when the time comes and the ICC ACU is also aware of the developments.”
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