Problems for Sharjeel increased, claims PCB lawyer

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) lawyer has claimed that problems for cricketer Sharjeel Khan in the spot-fixing case have increased after the statement of an England National Crime Agency (ENCA) official.

Talking to reporters after attending the PCB Anti-corruption Tribunal hearing on Friday, the counsel added that NCA operations manager Andrew Ephgrave’s statement proved that Sharjeel had not played the two dot balls on merit in the opening match of the second Pakistan Super League.

He said cross-examining of both the lawyers in Sharjeel’s case had been completed and now they would submit their written replies before the tribunal.

Meanwhile, Sharjeel’s attorney claimed Ephgrave’s appearance would not make any negative impact on his client’s case.

He said the ENCA official said during the cross-examining by him that he had been in contact with the PCB for the last five months.

Khalid announced to challenge LHC decision before SC

LAHORE: Cricketer Khalid Latif’s counsel  will challenge Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision in favour of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Anti-corruption Tribunal before the Supreme Court.

He was talking to reporters after appearing before the tribunal on the order of the LHC.

The tribunal is hearing the spot-fixing case against four cricketers, including Khalid, which occurred in the last edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Dubai.

The attorney alleged that the PCB had hatched a conspiracy against the players and added that he would hopefully get justice from the Supreme Court.

He added that Khalid had never given any statement against Sharjeel Khan and it was the latter who took Khalid to meet a bookie.