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Pak players to appear before FIA in spot-fixing case

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

The country's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has issued notices to four Pakistani players - Nasir Jamshed, Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan and Mohammad Irfan - to appear for questioning in the spot-fixing case on March 20 and 21 before a special team of the agency.

"The FIA has issued notices to the players in the Super League spot-fixing case after holding preliminary investigations into the matter and after consulting the Cricket Board," a reliable source in the FIA told PTI.

He said that the special investigation team of the FIA would question the four players. Three of them - Sharjeel, Khalid and Irfan - have been suspended from all cricket by the PCB under the anti-corruption code.

The PCB has already formed a three-member tribunal headed by a former judge to conduct a probe after the board charged Sharjeel and Khalid with spot-fixing.

Pakistan's interior minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan told the media in today that the government was taking the spot-fixing case seriously.

He made it clear that if any player is found guilty of spot-fixing, he could end up behind bars.

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 20:48 IST