Suspended players Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif are in danger of ‘life ban’ and the charge sheet against them is expected to be presented on Tuesday. PCB has already made video of their admitted statement.
Both the cricketers were suspended due to their contacts with suspicious people. Both the cricketers of Islamabad United have already been sent home but there are reports that Sharjeel Ahmed received Rs. 500,000 from buckeye for getting out earlier while Khalid Latif was also ready but he could not get the chance to play.
The sources told that PCB has already made confessional video of both the players and charge sheet can be presented on Tuesday. They will be given a chance to prove their innocence. In case of not accepting the crime, the case can run for a month after which the decision of the case will come.
On the other hand, both cricketers are blaming each other and said that they were trapped and arranged their meeting with the suspicious person. But the PCB has admittance video along with Whatsapp messages and other proves. According to PCB anti-corruption code, there is punishment of 6 months to life ban on not reporting suspicious contact and life ban on match fixing. Other players were released after giving them benefit of doubt. Two among these told about ACU about the suspicious contact but it was done in order to save themselves after coming forward of Khalid and Sharjeel’s case.
Apart from that, pictures of UK-based stated buckeye Yousuf are present with several ‘big stars’. Few former cricketers are thought to be very close to him. When PCB asked from them, the cricketers replied that they meet several fans every day and they don’t know about their profession.
On the other hand, ACU has stressed on franchises to strictly implement curfew time. Prior to that, many players were roaming outside till late night but some change is evident after this scandal.