Monday, 06 Apr 2020

Top Pakistan player reports approach by bookie

Sharjah [United Arab Emirates], Oct.21 : A Pakistan cricketer, who is currently engaged in a one day international series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has reported an approach by a bookie to the anti-corruption unit of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

He claimed, according to the Dawn, that the offer was made before the third one day international against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, which Pakistan won by seven wickets to clinch the five-match series 3-0.

"A top player was approached by a bookie and the player instantly reported the matter to the PCB anti-corruption unit. The man has been known to the players and lives in the UAE," a source told Wisden India, confirming that the player in question had followed the procedure of informing the PCB as soon as possible, as laid down in the players' code.

Six Pakistan players were involved in a spot-fixing case in the Pakistan Super League earlier this year.

Of them, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif have been banned for five years. Mohammad Irfan was also fined and suspended for six months, while Mohammad Nawaz was banned for two months. The verdict on two other players - Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed - is still awaited.

(ANI | 2 years ago)