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PSL fixing scandal: Shahzaib Hassan, Zulfiqar Baber also being probed

DUBAI:  The Anti-Corruption Unit of Pakistan Cricket Board has widened the ongoing probe into fixing scandal in Pakistan Super League being played in Dubai and Shahzaib Hassan and Zulfiqar Baber were also included into the probe.

Earlier, the PCB had sent another Islamabad United’s player Muhammad Irfan for involvement in the scandal.

Sources said that the scope of the probe has been widened and other players were also being investigated for links with suspected people.

Shahzaib Hassan of Karachi Kings and Zulfiqar Baber of Quetta Gladiator are also under investigation of the ACU of PCB.

It is to be mentioned here that the PBC on Friday suspended two players of the Islamabad United — Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif — under its Anti-Corruption Code as part of an ongoing investigation into an international syndicate which is believed to be attempting to corrupt the Pakistan Super League (PSL) which is being played in Dubai.

“Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif have been suspended and the rigorous and wide-ranging investigation by the PCB supported by the ICC will continue as part of collective efforts to protect the integrity of the sport,” read a statement issued by the PCB on Friday.

Sources said that the ACU had seized the mobile phones of the suspected players. They said that the phone records of the player would be vital in the probe. The sources said that the ACU was also investigating some other players.

Meanwhile, PCB Chairman Shehryar Khan had pledged to make example the errant players to others so that no one could dare to bring Pakistan cricket into disrepute. He added that the PCB had sufficient evidence against the players and exemplary punishment would be given to them.