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Shahid Afridi slams Pakistan Cricket Board after latest spot-fixing controversy

Shahid Afridi wants the Pakistan Cricket Board to ban Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif from all cricket forever after they were caught in a spot-fixing scandal.

cricket Updated: Feb 13, 2017 13:43 IST
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Shahid Afridi criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board for the growing corruption in the sport.
Shahid Afridi criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board for the growing corruption in the sport.(Hindustan Times)

The latest spot fixing saga in Pakistan cricket has left former skipper Shahid Afridi fuming. The flamboyant all-rounder did not hold back in slamming the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not being stern enough to deal with corruption in the sport.

“What can I say I have been saying in the past also that until the PCB sets or makes an example of such players it will be difficult to stop this menace,” Afridi told Geo Super channel in Dubai.

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“To me it is the same situation because you are allowing tainted players back into cricket,” he added.

PCB has provisionally suspended Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif after the Islamabad United team due were suspected to spot fix in a PSL match last week.

Afridi wants the PCB to ban tainted duo from all cricket forever. “What is the use if after five years the same players are coming back. I don’t think this can be stopped until the right example is set,” he said.

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The PCB fast-tracked the inclusion of Mohammad Amir after his punishment term completed. Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, who were also found guilty in the 2010 spot fixing scandal on the England tour, are also looking to break in the national side through their domestic performances.

First Published: Feb 13, 2017 13:01 IST

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