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May 18, 2017
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PSL spot-fixing case Tafazzal claims Sharjeel took money

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May 18, 2017

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LAHORE: The PCB presented its witnesses before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal during the hearing of PSL spot-fixing case on Wednesday. 

The witnesses were cricketer Umer Amin, PCB legal advisor Salman Naseer, and Islamabad United’s security official Col Khalid. They were cross-examined by Shaigan Ejaz, the legal advisor of cricketer Shajeel Khan.

PCB’s legal advisor Tafazzal Rizvi told media that Sharjeel had opened up about having played to the plans of the bookies and that it was proved that he also took money.

Tafazzal praised Amin for appearing before the tribunal to clear several things. He said that Amin was also approached by bookie Yousuf and Amin informed the PCB promptly. He said all the cricketers should follow Amin’s example.

The PCB will present head of International Cricket Council Anti-corruption Unit Roniee Falnagan as its witness.

Falnagan is believed to have the knowledge of the episode.

The PCB ACU Tribunal will determine the way and means of taking his statement. He may be called to Pakistan or asked to record his statement through video link.

Islamabad United’s head coach Dean Jones has expressed his desire to come to Pakistan to give his statement, which most probably would be in favour of Sharjeel.

Amin gave his account on the subject which went against Sharjeel. But the defence lawyer termed his statement planted by PCB. He said: “Amin has nothing to do with the case and it’s just a story made up by the PCB.”

He further told media that he cross-examined Amin, Salman, and Col Khalid and on Thursday (today) the ICC official would give his account. Shaigan expressed his belief that the case was proceeding in their favour.

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