Right-handed batsman Khalid Latif, one part of the alleged Islamabad United spot-fixing duo alongside left-handed batsman Sharjeel Khan, has requested the adjournment of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Tribunal.
The preliminary hearing of the case in which Latif and Sharjeel are contesting charges levelled against them by the PCB took place on Friday at the National Cricket Academy, Lahore under the supervision of Chairman of the tribunal Justice (retd) Asghar Haider.
Asghar was joined by Lieutenant General (retd) Tauqir Zia and Wasim Bari as members of the three-man tribunal.
Apart from the aforementioned, Sharjeel with his advocate Shaigan Ijaz, PCB’s Legal Advisor Taffazul Rizvi with Advocate Haider Ali Khan, General Manager Legal Affairs PCB Salman Naseer and Head of PCB’s Vigilance and Security Department Colonel (retd) Mohammad Azam Khan were also present at the hearing.
Sharjeel’s Case :
– PCB read out the charges levelled against Sharjeel which included breaches of articles 2.1.1; 2.1.2; 2.1.3; 2.1.4; 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants 2015.
– PCB asked to submit opening brief containing claims and evidence by April 14.
– Sharjeel asked to respond till May 5.
– PCB, if has a rebuttal, asked to submit it by May 10.
– Final hearing to commence from May 15 on day to day basis.
– Latif submitted an application via email to the chairman of the tribunal to adjourn the meeting citing health problems.
– Tribunal allowed the request and asked Latif to report for proceeding on March 31 at 1130am PST.
– Notice saying no further adjournment requests to be entertained will also be sent to Latif.