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PSL 2017: Travel ban on cricketers involved in spot-fixing

20 March 2017, 09:30 | Terri Saunders

Pakistan bars 5 cricketers from leaving country

Five players to be put on ECL in PSL spot-fixing case

Five players - Nasir Jamshed, Muhammad Irfan, Shahzaib Hassan, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif - are now under investigation by the anti-corruption unit of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The Pakistan government has barred the five cricketers involved in alleged spot-fixing from leaving the country.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday started investigating the spot-fixing scandal that emerged during the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). Jamshed had been arrested in the United Kingdom as part of the PSL corruption case but was released on bail.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan directed FIA officials to carry out a thorough investigation against the five players.

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FIA has already issued notices to four cricketers - Sharjeel, Jamshed, Khalid and Irfan.

Shahzaib Hasan became the fourth player to be suspended from cricket after his name was also included in the investigation. Khan said there should be a zero tolerance policy and anybody who is involved in spot-fixing should not be spared. Irfan, Latif and Khan had blamed Hasan for making contacts with bookies.

The cricketers include Sharjeel Khan, Nasir Jasheed, Khalid Latit, Shahzeb Hassan Khan and Muhammad Irfan.

It is important to reiterate that the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit or Legal Department can not make public any evidence or material as under the Code the proceedings are confidential. Both were provisionally suspended after they recorded their statements to the PCB's ACU officials in Lahore last week.

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